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Household types

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.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 477 One parent family, 2041: 1,104 Lone person households, 2041: 4,500 Group households, 2041: 1,523 Couples without dependents, 2041: 2,985 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 2,311 Other families, 2031: 421 One parent family, 2031: 888 Lone person households, 2031: 3,733 Group households, 2031: 1,375 Couples without dependents, 2031: 2,542 Couple families with dependents, 2031: 1,991 Other families, 2016: 197 One parent family, 2016: 432 Lone person households, 2016: 1,482 Group households, 2016: 581 Couples without dependents, 2016: 1,107 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 1,082
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: 56 Forecast change in One parent family,  2031 to 2041: 216 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2031 to 2041: 767 Forecast change in Group households,  2031 to 2041: 148 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2031 to 2041: 443 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2031 to 2041: 320 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2031: 224 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2031: 456 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2031: 2,251 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2031: 794 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2031: 1,435 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2031: 909
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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