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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.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 497 One parent family, 2041: 3,631 Lone person households, 2041: 9,064 Group households, 2041: 724 Couples without dependents, 2041: 10,423 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 9,535 Other families, 2026: 367 One parent family, 2026: 2,569 Lone person households, 2026: 6,485 Group households, 2026: 524 Couples without dependents, 2026: 7,824 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 7,001 Other families, 2016: 324 One parent family, 2016: 1,977 Lone person households, 2016: 5,095 Group households, 2016: 439 Couples without dependents, 2016: 6,060 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 5,731
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2019.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2041: 130 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2041: 1,062 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2041: 2,579 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2041: 200 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2041: 2,599 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2041: 2,534 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 43 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 592 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 1,390 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 85 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,764 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,270
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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