Golden Plains Shire CouncilPopulation 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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Golden Plains Shire

Household types

In 2016, 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 Shire201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents3,04639.83,68238.54,42638.0+1,380
Couples without dependents2,54333.23,27434.23,98734.2+1,444
Group households1191.61541.61921.6+73
Lone person households1,29016.91,67517.52,08417.9+794
One parent family5417.16576.98096.9+268
Other families1131.51331.41601.4+47

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 160 One parent family, 2036: 809 Lone person households, 2036: 2,084 Group households, 2036: 192 Couples without dependents, 2036: 3,987 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 4,426 Other families, 2026: 133 One parent family, 2026: 657 Lone person households, 2026: 1,675 Group households, 2026: 154 Couples without dependents, 2026: 3,274 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 3,682 Other families, 2016: 113 One parent family, 2016: 541 Lone person households, 2016: 1,290 Group households, 2016: 119 Couples without dependents, 2016: 2,543 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 3,046
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 27 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 152 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 409 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 38 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 713 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 744 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 20 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 116 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 385 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 35 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 731 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 636
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Golden Plains Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 39.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 731 households and account for 34.2% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 20 households, to comprise 1.4% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.5% in 2016.

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