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Golden Plains ShirePopulation forecast

Golden Plains Shire

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Golden Plains Shire was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Golden Plains 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.

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Forecast household types
Golden Plains Shire201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents3,04639.83,68238.54,42638.0+1,380
Couples without dependents2,54333.23,27434.23,98734.2+1,444
Group households1191.61541.61921.6+73
Lone person households1,29016.91,67517.52,08417.9+794
One parent family5417.16576.98096.9+268
Other families1131.51331.41601.4+47
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Golden Plains Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 39.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 731 households and account for 34.2% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 20 households, to comprise 1.4% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.5% in 2016.

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