City of WhittleseaPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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City of Whittlesea

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Whittlesea was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couple families with dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Whittlesea, 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 Whittlesea201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents30,03643.240,74542.853,66741.4+23,631
Couples without dependents17,30424.924,30125.534,45626.6+17,152
Group households1,5282.21,8962.02,4581.9+930
Lone person households10,17114.614,00514.719,57215.1+9,401
One parent family7,45510.79,99610.513,76010.6+6,305
Other families3,1114.54,2654.55,7294.4+2,618

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 5,729 One parent family, 2041: 13,760 Lone person households, 2041: 19,572 Group households, 2041: 2,458 Couples without dependents, 2041: 34,456 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 53,667 Other families, 2026: 4,265 One parent family, 2026: 9,996 Lone person households, 2026: 14,005 Group households, 2026: 1,896 Couples without dependents, 2026: 24,301 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 40,745 Other families, 2016: 3,111 One parent family, 2016: 7,455 Lone person households, 2016: 10,171 Group households, 2016: 1,528 Couples without dependents, 2016: 17,304 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 30,036
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2041: 1,464 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2041: 3,764 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2041: 5,567 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2041: 562 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2041: 10,155 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2041: 12,922 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 1,154 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 2,541 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 3,834 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 368 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 6,997 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 10,709
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Whittlesea was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 43.2% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 10,709 households and account for 42.8% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 368 households, to comprise 2.0% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.2% in 2016.

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