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Murray Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

Murray Shire Council

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Murray Shire Council was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2031 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without 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
Murray Shire Council201620312051Change between 2016 and 2051
Couple families with dependents1,91128.02,74529.09,49735.8+7,586
Couples without dependents2,40935.33,33935.38,54832.2+6,139
Group households1422.11922.04481.7+306
Lone person households1,57323.02,13322.55,26019.8+3,687
One parent family6499.58669.22,2188.4+1,569
Other families1462.11872.05352.0+389
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id (informed decisions), October 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Murray Shire Council was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 35.3% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 930 households and account for 35.3% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 41 households, to comprise 2.0% of all households in 2031, compared to 2.1% in 2016.

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