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Bega District

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Bega District was 'Lone person households', 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 District201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents52523.558323.061221.7+87
Couples without dependents59826.875429.885430.3+256
Group households663.0602.4642.3-2
Lone person households70431.578431.092332.8+219
One parent family30913.831712.532111.4+12
Other families311.4351.4401.4+9

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 40 One parent family, 2036: 321 Lone person households, 2036: 923 Group households, 2036: 64 Couples without dependents, 2036: 854 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 612 Other families, 2026: 35 One parent family, 2026: 317 Lone person households, 2026: 784 Group households, 2026: 60 Couples without dependents, 2026: 754 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 583 Other families, 2016: 31 One parent family, 2016: 309 Lone person households, 2016: 704 Group households, 2016: 66 Couples without dependents, 2016: 598 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 525
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: 5 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 4 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 139 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 4 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 100 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 29 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 4 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 8 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 80 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: -6 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 156 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 58
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 District was Lone person households, which accounted for 31.5% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 156 households and account for 29.8% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to decrease by 6 households, to comprise 2.4% of all households in 2026, compared to 3.0% in 2016.

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