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South Gippsland ShirePopulation forecast

South Gippsland Shire

Household types

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

Analysing the future household structure in South Gippsland 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
South Gippsland Shire201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents3,07925.33,38424.63,84824.8+769
Couples without dependents4,29135.24,89035.55,37234.6+1,081
Group households2201.82301.72511.6+31
Lone person households3,48028.64,06829.54,73130.5+1,251
One parent family9858.11,0587.71,1587.5+173
Other families1251.01381.01561.0+31
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in South Gippsland Shire was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 35.2% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 599 households and account for 35.5% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 10 households, to comprise 1.7% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.8% in 2016.

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