Yarra Ranges CouncilPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Yarra Ranges Council area

Household types

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

Analysing the future household structure in Yarra Ranges Council area, 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
Yarra Ranges Council area201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents20,87636.721,59734.423,83733.8+2,961
Couples without dependents15,55427.318,55029.520,75529.4+5,201
Group households1,2042.11,2011.91,3191.9+115
Lone person households11,65420.513,41121.315,64722.2+3,993
One parent family5,99710.56,28010.07,09710.1+1,100
Other families1,6072.81,7862.81,9602.8+353

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2018.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 1,960 One parent family, 2041: 7,097 Lone person households, 2041: 15,647 Group households, 2041: 1,319 Couples without dependents, 2041: 20,755 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 23,837 Other families, 2026: 1,786 One parent family, 2026: 6,280 Lone person households, 2026: 13,411 Group households, 2026: 1,201 Couples without dependents, 2026: 18,550 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 21,597 Other families, 2016: 1,607 One parent family, 2016: 5,997 Lone person households, 2016: 11,654 Group households, 2016: 1,204 Couples without dependents, 2016: 15,554 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 20,876
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, June 2018.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2041: 174 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2041: 817 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2041: 2,236 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2041: 118 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2041: 2,205 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2041: 2,240 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 179 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 283 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 1,757 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: -3 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 2,996 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 721
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, June 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Yarra Ranges Council area was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 36.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 2,996 households and account for 29.5% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to decrease by 3 households, to comprise 1.9% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.1% in 2016.

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