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South Gippsland ShirePopulation forecast

Rural North East

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rural North East 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
Rural North East201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents34929.730625.531325.6-36
Couples without dependents45838.949141.048639.7+28
Group households242.0221.8211.7-3
Lone person households26022.129224.431625.8+56
One parent family756.4756.3766.2+1
Other families110.9121.0110.90
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, August 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rural North East was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 38.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 33 households and account for 41.0% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 43 households, to comprise 25.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 29.7% in 2016.

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