Bega Valley ShirePopulation 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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Bega Valley Shire

Household types

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

Analysing the future household structure in Bega Valley 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
Bega Valley Shire201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents3,19921.53,17519.53,30618.6+107
Couples without dependents5,54937.36,33538.96,72337.9+1,174
Group households3662.53442.13221.8-44
Lone person households4,16828.04,82929.65,70032.1+1,532
One parent family1,4219.61,4268.71,4978.4+76
Other families1671.11921.22071.2+40

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 207 One parent family, 2036: 1,497 Lone person households, 2036: 5,700 Group households, 2036: 322 Couples without dependents, 2036: 6,723 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 3,306 Other families, 2026: 192 One parent family, 2026: 1,426 Lone person households, 2026: 4,829 Group households, 2026: 344 Couples without dependents, 2026: 6,335 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 3,175 Other families, 2016: 167 One parent family, 2016: 1,421 Lone person households, 2016: 4,168 Group households, 2016: 366 Couples without dependents, 2016: 5,549 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 3,199
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 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: 15 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 71 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 871 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: -22 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 388 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 131 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 25 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 5 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 661 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: -22 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 786 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: -24
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Bega Valley Shire was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 37.3% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 786 households and account for 38.9% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 24 households, to comprise 19.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 21.5% in 2016.

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