East Gippsland ShirePopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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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.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 303 One parent family, 2041: 2,137 Lone person households, 2041: 8,493 Group households, 2041: 570 Couples without dependents, 2041: 9,980 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 5,188 Other families, 2026: 263 One parent family, 2026: 1,827 Lone person households, 2026: 7,011 Group households, 2026: 495 Couples without dependents, 2026: 8,558 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 4,460 Other families, 2016: 284 One parent family, 2016: 1,811 Lone person households, 2016: 6,295 Group households, 2016: 475 Couples without dependents, 2016: 7,012 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 4,303
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2018.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2041: 40 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2041: 310 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2041: 1,482 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2041: 75 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2041: 1,422 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2041: 728 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: -21 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 16 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 716 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 20 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,546 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 157
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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