Mitchell Shire Council Population forecast
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Mitchell Shire

Household types

In 2011, 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 Shire201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents4,48035.67,95035.811,77237.3+7,292
Couples without dependents3,35526.76,27528.38,91228.3+5,557
Group households2942.34562.16031.9+309
Lone person households2,67621.34,56320.66,23419.8+3,558
One parent family1,51512.02,48411.23,38310.7+1,868
Other families2532.04542.06352.0+382

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 635 One parent family, 2036: 3,383 Lone person households, 2036: 6,234 Group households, 2036: 603 Couples without dependents, 2036: 8,912 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 11,772 Other families, 2026: 454 One parent family, 2026: 2,484 Lone person households, 2026: 4,563 Group households, 2026: 456 Couples without dependents, 2026: 6,275 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 7,950 Other families, 2011: 253 One parent family, 2011: 1,515 Lone person households, 2011: 2,676 Group households, 2011: 294 Couples without dependents, 2011: 3,355 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 4,480
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, March 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: 181 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 899 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,671 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 147 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 2,637 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 3,822 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 201 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 969 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 1,887 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 162 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 2,920 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 3,470
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Mitchell Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 35.6% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 3,470 households and account for 35.8% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 162 households, to comprise 2.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.3% in 2011.

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