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Surf Coast ShirePopulation forecast

Torquay North

Household types

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

Analysing the future household structure in Surf Coast 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
Torquay North201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Couple families with dependents1,09242.21,55739.22,03138.0+939
Couples without dependents91935.51,48237.32,05138.4+1,132
Group households682.61102.81462.7+78
Lone person households33012.755714.076514.3+435
One parent family1535.92205.52895.4+136
Other families281.1461.2621.2+34
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), June 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Torquay North was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 42.2% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 563 households and account for 37.3% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 18 households, to comprise 1.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.1% in 2016.

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