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City of YarraPopulation forecast

City of Yarra

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Yarra was 'Lone person households', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Yarra, 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 Yarra201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Couple families with dependents6,78215.98,70016.011,49715.6+4,715
Couples without dependents12,07128.314,18626.019,25226.1+7,181
Group households6,17014.57,11213.09,36412.7+3,194
Lone person households13,80532.419,21035.226,30535.7+12,500
One parent family2,8596.73,9547.25,4737.4+2,614
Other families9592.21,3772.51,8182.5+859
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), August 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Yarra was Lone person households, which accounted for 32.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 5,405 households and account for 35.2% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 418 households, to comprise 2.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.2% in 2016.

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