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Bega Valley ShirePopulation forecast

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.

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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