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City of Whitehorse

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Whitehorse was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2031 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Whitehorse, especially in conjunction with age structure, provides insight to the role the area plays in the housing market. Some areas, usually with separate housing stock, are dominated by families. Others, with more dense housing in inner city locations have significant numbers of lone person households and couples without dependents.

Forecast household types
City of Whitehorse201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents21,94734.826,11932.928,49232.6+6,545
Couples without dependents14,90623.718,95023.921,01424.0+6,108
Group households3,3705.34,7516.05,1215.9+1,751
Lone person households14,96923.819,79225.022,22325.4+7,254
One parent family5,8909.37,1579.07,9469.1+2,056
Other families1,9453.12,5043.22,7243.1+779

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2019.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 2,724 One parent family, 2041: 7,946 Lone person households, 2041: 22,223 Group households, 2041: 5,121 Couples without dependents, 2041: 21,014 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 28,492 Other families, 2031: 2,504 One parent family, 2031: 7,157 Lone person households, 2031: 19,792 Group households, 2031: 4,751 Couples without dependents, 2031: 18,950 Couple families with dependents, 2031: 26,119 Other families, 2016: 1,945 One parent family, 2016: 5,890 Lone person households, 2016: 14,969 Group households, 2016: 3,370 Couples without dependents, 2016: 14,906 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 21,947
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2019.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2031 to 2041: 220 Forecast change in One parent family,  2031 to 2041: 789 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2031 to 2041: 2,431 Forecast change in Group households,  2031 to 2041: 370 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2031 to 2041: 2,064 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2031 to 2041: 2,373 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2031: 559 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2031: 1,267 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2031: 4,823 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2031: 1,381 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2031: 4,044 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2031: 4,172
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Whitehorse was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 34.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 4,823 households and account for 25.0% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 559 households, to comprise 3.2% of all households in 2031, compared to 3.1% in 2016.

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