Murray Shire CouncilPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Shire of Murray

Household types

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

Analysing the future household structure in Shire of Murray, 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
Shire of Murray201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents2,02129.33,06430.210,47934.3+8,458
Couples without dependents2,46435.73,61435.610,89635.6+8,432
Group households1191.71651.64981.6+379
Lone person households1,58623.02,25422.25,86319.2+4,277
One parent family5848.58528.42,2867.5+1,702
Other families1261.81891.95541.8+428

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 554 One parent family, 2041: 2,286 Lone person households, 2041: 5,863 Group households, 2041: 498 Couples without dependents, 2041: 10,896 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 10,479 Other families, 2026: 189 One parent family, 2026: 852 Lone person households, 2026: 2,254 Group households, 2026: 165 Couples without dependents, 2026: 3,614 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 3,064 Other families, 2016: 126 One parent family, 2016: 584 Lone person households, 2016: 1,586 Group households, 2016: 119 Couples without dependents, 2016: 2,464 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 2,021
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2041: 365 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2041: 1,434 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2041: 3,609 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2041: 333 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2041: 7,282 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2041: 7,415 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 63 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 268 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 668 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 46 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,150 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,043
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Shire of Murray was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 35.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,150 households and account for 35.6% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 46 households, to comprise 1.6% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.7% in 2016.

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