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Murray Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

In 2016, the dominant household type in Ravenswood was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2031 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couple families with dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Murray Shire 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
Ravenswood201620312051Change between 2016 and 2051
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents19924.038629.655928.8+360
Couples without dependents35743.046235.470336.2+346
Group households192.3372.8552.8+36
Lone person households17921.629422.544422.8+265
One parent family668.01048.01527.8+86
Other families101.2221.7311.6+21
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id (informed decisions), October 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Ravenswood was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 43.0% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 187 households and account for 29.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 12 households, to comprise 1.7% of all households in 2031, compared to 1.2% in 2016.

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