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South Gippsland Shire

Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in South Gippsland Shire was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in South Gippsland 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
South Gippsland Shire201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents3,08127.23,37925.03,81525.0+734
Couples without dependents3,86034.14,75735.25,26834.6+1,408
Group households2222.02351.72551.7+33
Lone person households3,07727.23,95929.34,59630.2+1,519
One parent family9638.51,0387.71,1477.5+184
Other families1201.11371.01521.0+32

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 152 One parent family, 2036: 1,147 Lone person households, 2036: 4,596 Group households, 2036: 255 Couples without dependents, 2036: 5,268 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 3,815 Other families, 2026: 137 One parent family, 2026: 1,038 Lone person households, 2026: 3,959 Group households, 2026: 235 Couples without dependents, 2026: 4,757 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 3,379 Other families, 2011: 120 One parent family, 2011: 963 Lone person households, 2011: 3,077 Group households, 2011: 222 Couples without dependents, 2011: 3,860 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 3,081
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 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: 15 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 109 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 637 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 20 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 511 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 436 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 17 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 75 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 882 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 13 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 897 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 298
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in South Gippsland Shire was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 34.1% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 897 households and account for 35.2% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 13 households, to comprise 1.7% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.0% in 2011.

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