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Bass Coast ShirePopulation forecast

Rural Balance

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rural Balance was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in Bass 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
Rural Balance201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Couple families with dependents34731.534326.837525.4+28
Couples without dependents37133.745135.250634.3+135
Group households211.9221.7241.6+3
Lone person households26824.336728.746531.5+197
One parent family766.9796.2845.7+8
Other families181.6181.4201.4+2
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rural Balance was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 33.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 99 households and account for 28.7% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 4 households, to comprise 26.8% of all households in 2026, compared to 31.5% in 2016.

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