Yarra Ranges CouncilPopulation 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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Yarra Ranges Shire

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Yarra Ranges Shire was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

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 Shire201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents20,75336.021,12133.422,36532.9+1,612
Couples without dependents16,21428.118,38829.119,74629.0+3,532
Group households1,2972.31,3002.11,3762.0+79
Lone person households12,08921.014,37822.815,94423.4+3,855
One parent family6,21710.86,92511.07,54911.1+1,332
Other families1,0501.81,0351.61,0981.6+48

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 1,098 One parent family, 2036: 7,549 Lone person households, 2036: 15,944 Group households, 2036: 1,376 Couples without dependents, 2036: 19,746 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 22,365 Other families, 2026: 1,035 One parent family, 2026: 6,925 Lone person households, 2026: 14,378 Group households, 2026: 1,300 Couples without dependents, 2026: 18,388 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 21,121 Other families, 2016: 1,050 One parent family, 2016: 6,217 Lone person households, 2016: 12,089 Group households, 2016: 1,297 Couples without dependents, 2016: 16,214 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 20,753
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: 63 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 624 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,566 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 76 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,358 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,244 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: -15 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 708 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 2,289 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 3 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 2,174 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 368
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Yarra Ranges Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 36.0% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 2,289 households and account for 22.8% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to decrease by 15 households, to comprise 1.6% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.8% in 2016.

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