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Glenelg ShirePopulation forecast

Glenelg Shire

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Glenelg Shire was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in Glenelg 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
Glenelg Shire201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents2,11224.52,01622.22,04221.3-70
Couples without dependents2,79632.53,07933.93,17433.1+378
Group households1732.01571.71481.5-25
Lone person households2,65030.82,97632.73,32234.7+672
One parent family8059.47908.78248.6+19
Other families670.8700.8730.8+6
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Glenelg Shire was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 32.5% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 326 households and account for 32.7% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 96 households, to comprise 22.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 24.5% in 2016.

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