Mitchell Shire Council Population 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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Mitchell Shire

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Mitchell Shire was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couple families with dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Mitchell 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
Mitchell Shire201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents5,15933.77,99234.812,00836.5+6,849
Couples without dependents4,18427.36,25227.28,90727.1+4,723
Group households3422.24481.95891.8+247
Lone person households3,47522.75,08322.16,93421.1+3,459
One parent family1,85312.12,74811.93,74511.4+1,892
Other families3082.04742.16972.1+389

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 697 One parent family, 2036: 3,745 Lone person households, 2036: 6,934 Group households, 2036: 589 Couples without dependents, 2036: 8,907 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 12,008 Other families, 2026: 474 One parent family, 2026: 2,748 Lone person households, 2026: 5,083 Group households, 2026: 448 Couples without dependents, 2026: 6,252 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 7,992 Other families, 2016: 308 One parent family, 2016: 1,853 Lone person households, 2016: 3,475 Group households, 2016: 342 Couples without dependents, 2016: 4,184 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 5,159
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: 223 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 997 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,851 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 141 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 2,655 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 4,016 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 166 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 895 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 1,608 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 106 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 2,068 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 2,833
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Mitchell Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 33.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 2,833 households and account for 34.8% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 106 households, to comprise 1.9% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.2% in 2016.

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