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Wellington ShirePopulation forecast

Wellington Shire

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Wellington Shire was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2021 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Wellington 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
Wellington Shire201620212041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents4,75326.35,02726.16,36126.3+1,608
Couples without dependents5,57130.96,08931.67,53931.2+1,968
Group households4992.85172.76162.5+117
Lone person households5,34429.65,64829.37,16129.6+1,817
One parent family1,6389.11,7289.02,1849.0+546
Other families2531.42521.33011.2+48
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Wellington Shire was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 30.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2021 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 518 households and account for 31.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to decrease by 1 households, to comprise 1.3% of all households in 2021, compared to 1.4% in 2016.

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