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City of WhitehorsePopulation forecast

In 2016, the dominant household type in Box Hill was 'Lone person households', 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
Box Hill201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents1,08222.21,99118.22,31117.9+1,229
Couples without dependents1,10722.72,54223.22,98523.1+1,878
Group households58111.91,37512.61,52311.8+942
Lone person households1,48230.43,73334.14,50034.9+3,018
One parent family4328.98888.11,1048.6+672
Other families1974.04213.84773.7+280
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Box Hill was Lone person households, which accounted for 30.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 2,251 households and account for 34.1% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 224 households, to comprise 3.8% of all households in 2031, compared to 4.0% in 2016.

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