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City of WhittleseaPopulation forecast

City of Whittlesea

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 (informed decisions), May 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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