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Baw Baw ShirePopulation forecast

Baw Baw Shire

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Baw Baw Shire was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Baw Baw 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
Baw Baw Shire201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Couple families with dependents5,73129.27,17529.09,79128.9+4,060
Couples without dependents6,06030.97,78431.410,41330.7+4,353
Group households4392.25062.06912.0+252
Lone person households5,09526.06,49726.29,07326.8+3,978
One parent family1,97710.12,4179.83,38710.0+1,410
Other families3241.73981.65381.6+214
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), July 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Baw Baw Shire was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 30.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,724 households and account for 31.4% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 67 households, to comprise 2.0% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.2% in 2016.

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