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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
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents5,73129.27,00128.39,53528.1+3,804
Couples without dependents6,06030.97,82431.610,42330.8+4,363
Group households4392.25242.17242.1+285
Lone person households5,09526.06,48526.29,06426.8+3,969
One parent family1,97710.12,56910.43,63110.7+1,654
Other families3241.73671.54971.5+173
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, 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 1,764 households and account for 31.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 43 households, to comprise 1.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.7% in 2016.

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