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Cardinia ShirePopulation forecast

In 2016, the dominant household type in Garfield was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couple families with dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Cardinia 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
Garfield201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents24336.836337.346736.8+224
Couples without dependents19329.226627.334827.4+155
Group households121.8121.2161.3+4
Lone person households15323.124525.232225.4+169
One parent family497.4697.1947.4+45
Other families111.7181.8231.8+12
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Garfield was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 36.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 120 households and account for 37.3% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 0 households, to comprise 1.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.8% in 2016.

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