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Cardinia ShirePopulation forecast

Cardinia Shire

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Cardinia Shire 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
Cardinia Shire201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Couple families with dependents13,53439.921,25440.627,27039.9+13,736
Couples without dependents8,52425.114,14027.019,32928.3+10,805
Group households7562.21,0492.01,2991.9+543
Lone person households6,33018.68,64516.511,01116.1+4,681
One parent family3,88011.45,74411.07,48611.0+3,606
Other families9262.71,4592.81,9452.8+1,019
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), October 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Cardinia Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 39.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 7,720 households and account for 40.6% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 293 households, to comprise 2.0% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.2% in 2016.

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