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Golden Plains Shire

Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in Golden Plains Shire was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Golden Plains Shire, 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
Golden Plains Shire201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents2,70041.03,64438.04,39737.6+1,697
Couples without dependents2,06031.33,24833.93,96533.9+1,905
Group households1021.51511.61891.6+87
Lone person households1,10316.81,72418.02,14018.3+1,037
One parent family5177.96837.18327.1+315
Other families1031.61311.41591.4+56

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, February 2015.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 159 One parent family, 2036: 832 Lone person households, 2036: 2,140 Group households, 2036: 189 Couples without dependents, 2036: 3,965 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 4,397 Other families, 2026: 131 One parent family, 2026: 683 Lone person households, 2026: 1,724 Group households, 2026: 151 Couples without dependents, 2026: 3,248 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 3,644 Other families, 2011: 103 One parent family, 2011: 517 Lone person households, 2011: 1,103 Group households, 2011: 102 Couples without dependents, 2011: 2,060 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 2,700
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2015.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 28 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 149 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 416 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 38 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 717 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 753 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 28 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 166 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 621 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 49 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,188 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 944
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Golden Plains Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 41.0% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,188 households and account for 33.9% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 28 households, to comprise 1.4% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.6% in 2011.

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