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Surf Coast Shire

Household types

In 2011, 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 Shire201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents3,58235.04,44530.85,25129.9+1,669
Couples without dependents3,10730.44,89033.85,98834.1+2,881
Group households3223.14242.95162.9+194
Lone person households2,25222.03,40823.64,27024.3+2,018
One parent family8698.51,1377.91,3507.7+481
Other families981.01431.01741.0+76

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 174 One parent family, 2036: 1,350 Lone person households, 2036: 4,270 Group households, 2036: 516 Couples without dependents, 2036: 5,988 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 5,251 Other families, 2026: 143 One parent family, 2026: 1,137 Lone person households, 2026: 3,408 Group households, 2026: 424 Couples without dependents, 2026: 4,890 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 4,445 Other families, 2011: 98 One parent family, 2011: 869 Lone person households, 2011: 2,252 Group households, 2011: 322 Couples without dependents, 2011: 3,107 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 3,582
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: 31 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 213 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 862 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 92 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,098 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 806 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 45 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 268 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 1,156 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 102 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,783 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 863
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Surf Coast Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 35.0% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,783 households and account for 33.8% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 45 households, to comprise 1.0% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.0% in 2011.

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