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Cardinia ShirePopulation forecast

Hills Subregion

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Hills Subregion was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without 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
Hills Subregion201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Couple families with dependents3,29343.83,24240.43,34039.1+47
Couples without dependents2,13128.32,50731.22,73732.1+606
Group households1271.71181.51271.50
Lone person households1,13115.01,32616.51,46017.1+329
One parent family6518.76398.06747.9+23
Other families1912.51932.41982.3+7
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), October 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Hills Subregion was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 43.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 376 households and account for 31.2% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 51 households, to comprise 40.4% of all households in 2026, compared to 43.8% in 2016.

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