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Moorabool ShirePopulation forecast

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

Analysing the future household structure in Moorabool 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
Darley201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Couple families with dependents1,22541.01,29438.51,27535.9+50
Couples without dependents73324.592027.31,01428.5+281
Group households461.5541.6551.5+9
Lone person households52417.561118.271220.0+188
One parent family38012.739911.941111.6+31
Other families832.8862.6872.4+4
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Darley was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 41.0% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 187 households and account for 27.3% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 3 households, to comprise 2.6% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.8% in 2016.

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