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Rural West

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rural West 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
Rural West201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents26522.924520.223518.5-30
Couples without dependents46139.952243.050439.7+43
Group households383.3332.7252.0-13
Lone person households28024.231826.240632.0+126
One parent family998.6846.9866.8-13
Other families121.0121.0120.90

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 12 One parent family, 2036: 86 Lone person households, 2036: 406 Group households, 2036: 25 Couples without dependents, 2036: 504 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 235 Other families, 2026: 12 One parent family, 2026: 84 Lone person households, 2026: 318 Group households, 2026: 33 Couples without dependents, 2026: 522 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 245 Other families, 2016: 12 One parent family, 2016: 99 Lone person households, 2016: 280 Group households, 2016: 38 Couples without dependents, 2016: 461 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 265
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: 0 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 2 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 88 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: -8 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: -18 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: -10 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 0 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: -15 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 38 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: -5 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 61 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: -20
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rural West was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 39.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 61 households and account for 43.0% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 20 households, to comprise 20.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 22.9% in 2016.

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