Surf Coast ShirePopulation 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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Surf Coast Shire

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Surf Coast 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 Surf Coast 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
Surf Coast Shire201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents4,05534.94,75332.45,64431.7+1,589
Couples without dependents3,94734.05,29436.16,50736.5+2,560
Group households3523.04533.15553.1+203
Lone person households2,29519.83,01020.53,74521.0+1,450
One parent family8387.29946.81,1706.6+332
Other families1201.01541.11911.1+71

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 191 One parent family, 2036: 1,170 Lone person households, 2036: 3,745 Group households, 2036: 555 Couples without dependents, 2036: 6,507 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 5,644 Other families, 2026: 154 One parent family, 2026: 994 Lone person households, 2026: 3,010 Group households, 2026: 453 Couples without dependents, 2026: 5,294 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 4,753 Other families, 2016: 120 One parent family, 2016: 838 Lone person households, 2016: 2,295 Group households, 2016: 352 Couples without dependents, 2016: 3,947 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 4,055
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 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: 37 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 176 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 735 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 102 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,213 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 891 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 34 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 156 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 715 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 101 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,347 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 698
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Surf Coast Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 34.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,347 households and account for 36.1% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 34 households, to comprise 1.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.0% in 2016.

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