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Greater Hume Shire

Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in Greater Hume Shire was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in Greater Hume 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
Greater Hume Shire201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents1,25331.91,29129.51,39929.8+146
Couples without dependents1,22431.21,38331.61,42830.4+204
Group households761.9862.0911.9+15
Lone person households99925.41,19627.31,30427.8+305
One parent family3468.83949.04399.3+93
Other families310.8330.8350.7+4

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, August 2014.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 35 One parent family, 2036: 439 Lone person households, 2036: 1,304 Group households, 2036: 91 Couples without dependents, 2036: 1,428 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 1,399 Other families, 2026: 33 One parent family, 2026: 394 Lone person households, 2026: 1,196 Group households, 2026: 86 Couples without dependents, 2026: 1,383 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 1,291 Other families, 2011: 31 One parent family, 2011: 346 Lone person households, 2011: 999 Group households, 2011: 76 Couples without dependents, 2011: 1,224 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 1,253
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, August 2014.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 2 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 45 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 108 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 5 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 45 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 108 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 2 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 48 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 197 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 10 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 159 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 38
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, August 2014.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Greater Hume Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 31.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 197 households and account for 27.3% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 2 households, to comprise 0.8% of all households in 2026, compared to 0.8% in 2011.

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