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Rural City of Murray BridgePopulation forecast

Rural City of Murray Bridge

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Rural City of Murray Bridge was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in Rural City of Murray Bridge, 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
Rural City of Murray Bridge201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents2,09324.02,35623.92,83124.3+738
Couples without dependents2,58629.62,91829.63,36028.9+774
Group households3013.43133.23563.1+55
Lone person households2,53229.02,94729.83,49230.0+960
One parent family1,05112.01,16011.71,39412.0+343
Other families1722.01801.82041.8+32
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Rural City of Murray Bridge was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 29.6% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 415 households and account for 29.8% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 8 households, to comprise 1.8% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.0% in 2016.

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