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East Gippsland ShirePopulation forecast

East Gippsland Shire

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in East Gippsland Shire was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in East Gippsland 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
East Gippsland Shire201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents4,30321.34,46019.75,18819.5+885
Couples without dependents7,01234.78,55837.89,98037.4+2,968
Group households4752.44952.25702.1+95
Lone person households6,29531.27,01131.08,49331.8+2,198
One parent family1,8119.01,8278.12,1378.0+326
Other families2841.42631.23031.1+19
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in East Gippsland Shire was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 34.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,546 households and account for 37.8% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to decrease by 21 households, to comprise 1.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.4% in 2016.

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