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Yarra Ranges Shire

Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in Yarra Ranges 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 Yarra Ranges 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
Yarra Ranges Shire201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents20,38337.620,81233.522,12733.0+1,744
Couples without dependents14,49826.717,96428.919,24428.7+4,746
Group households1,2272.31,3002.11,3812.1+154
Lone person households11,09820.514,33423.015,79123.5+4,693
One parent family6,04511.16,74910.87,39411.0+1,349
Other families1,0061.91,0561.71,1221.7+116

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2013.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 1,122 One parent family, 2036: 7,394 Lone person households, 2036: 15,791 Group households, 2036: 1,381 Couples without dependents, 2036: 19,244 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 22,127 Other families, 2026: 1,056 One parent family, 2026: 6,749 Lone person households, 2026: 14,334 Group households, 2026: 1,300 Couples without dependents, 2026: 17,964 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 20,812 Other families, 2011: 1,006 One parent family, 2011: 6,045 Lone person households, 2011: 11,098 Group households, 2011: 1,227 Couples without dependents, 2011: 14,498 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 20,383
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2013.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 66 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 645 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,457 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 81 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,280 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,315 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 50 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 704 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 3,236 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 73 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 3,466 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 429
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2013.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Yarra Ranges Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 37.6% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 3,466 households and account for 28.9% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 50 households, to comprise 1.7% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.9% in 2011.

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