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Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Whittlesea was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2031 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 Whittlesea201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents29,53842.944,63141.754,09541.1+24,557
Couples without dependents15,38122.325,08623.431,27723.7+15,896
Group households1,9102.82,7802.63,3372.5+1,427
Lone person households11,03116.017,89016.722,49217.1+11,461
One parent family8,01511.611,91711.114,50711.0+6,492
Other families2,9794.34,7604.46,0514.6+3,072

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 6,051 One parent family, 2041: 14,507 Lone person households, 2041: 22,492 Group households, 2041: 3,337 Couples without dependents, 2041: 31,277 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 54,095 Other families, 2031: 4,760 One parent family, 2031: 11,917 Lone person households, 2031: 17,890 Group households, 2031: 2,780 Couples without dependents, 2031: 25,086 Couple families with dependents, 2031: 44,631 Other families, 2016: 2,979 One parent family, 2016: 8,015 Lone person households, 2016: 11,031 Group households, 2016: 1,910 Couples without dependents, 2016: 15,381 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 29,538
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, June 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: 1,291 Forecast change in One parent family,  2031 to 2041: 2,590 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2031 to 2041: 4,602 Forecast change in Group households,  2031 to 2041: 557 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2031 to 2041: 6,191 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2031 to 2041: 9,464 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2031: 1,781 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2031: 3,902 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2031: 6,859 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2031: 870 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2031: 9,705 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2031: 15,093
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, June 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Whittlesea was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 42.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 15,093 households and account for 41.7% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 870 households, to comprise 2.6% of all households in 2031, compared to 2.8% in 2016.

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