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MidCoast CouncilPopulation forecast

MidCoast Council

Household types

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

Analysing the future household structure in MidCoast Council, 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
MidCoast Council201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Couple families with dependents7,96219.68,23218.39,37418.4+1,412
Couples without dependents14,60935.916,78437.418,77936.9+4,170
Group households9362.39992.21,1182.2+182
Lone person households12,14929.913,61230.315,67730.8+3,528
One parent family4,37610.84,58210.25,17010.2+794
Other families6291.56551.57261.4+97
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), January 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in MidCoast Council was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 35.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 2,175 households and account for 37.4% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 26 households, to comprise 1.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.5% in 2016.

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