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Nillumbik ShirePopulation forecast

Nillumbik Shire

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Nillumbik Shire was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Nillumbik 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
Nillumbik Shire201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Couple families with dependents10,25447.410,12943.010,45441.4+200
Couples without dependents5,77626.76,77028.87,21528.6+1,439
Group households3051.43411.43701.5+65
Lone person households3,05914.23,97716.94,73218.7+1,673
One parent family1,7978.31,8657.92,0128.0+215
Other families4232.04531.94741.9+51
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Nillumbik Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 47.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 994 households and account for 28.8% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 125 households, to comprise 43.0% of all households in 2026, compared to 47.4% in 2016.

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