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Mornington Peninsula ShirePopulation forecast

Mornington Peninsula Shire

Household types

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

Analysing the future household structure in Mornington Peninsula 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
Mornington Peninsula Shire201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents18,06527.518,58026.019,49825.7+1,433
Couples without dependents21,22432.323,66833.125,07333.0+3,849
Group households1,5122.31,5812.21,6682.2+156
Lone person households17,58826.819,93227.821,43328.2+3,845
One parent family6,4959.96,9059.67,3209.6+825
Other families8641.39101.39571.3+93
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Mornington Peninsula Shire was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 32.3% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 2,444 households and account for 33.1% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 46 households, to comprise 1.3% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.3% in 2016.

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