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3236.0 - Household and Family Projections, Australia, 2006 to 2031 Quality Declaration 
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PROJECTED FAMILIES

Using the Series B projection as the future population, the number of families in Australia is projected to reach between 8.0 and 8.2 million in 2031. Similarly to the projected number of households, if the Series A population is used instead of Series B, higher numbers of families are projected (between 8.4 and 8.6 million in 2031), while if Series C is used, fewer families are projected (between 7.7 and 7.9 million). Similar results are also apparent for all family types.

5.4 Projected families, Australia, Selected combinations of projection series
Graph: 5.4 Projected families, Australia, Selected combinations of projection series

5.5 Projected families, Using different population projections

Population projection series(a)
Series A
Series B
Series C
Series and family type(b)
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ESTIMATED FAMILIES, 2006

Families
Couple families with children
2 576.0
2 576.0
2 576.0
Couple families without children
2 134.9
2 134.9
2 134.9
One-parent families
Male parent
154.8
154.8
154.8
Female parent
766.1
766.1
766.1
Total
920.9
920.9
920.9
Other families
103.2
103.2
103.2
Total
5 735.1
5 735.1
5 735.1

PROJECTED FAMILIES, 2031

Series I
Couple families with children
3 570.2
3 394.7
3 234.7
Couple families without children
3 498.4
3 346.7
3 263.6
One-parent families
Male parent
232.5
221.0
213.4
Female parent
1 131.4
1 070.9
1 026.8
Total
1 363.9
1 291.9
1 240.2
Other families
152.8
144.0
137.2
Total
8 585.3
8 177.3
7 875.7
Series II
Couple families with children
3 215.7
3 057.9
2 915.5
Couple families without children
3 694.6
3 532.2
3 444.0
One-parent families
Male parent
250.3
238.0
229.8
Female parent
1 241.3
1 174.7
1 125.4
Total
1 491.6
1 412.6
1 355.2
Other families
135.8
127.9
120.5
Total
8 537.6
8 130.6
7 835.1
Series III
Couple families with children
2 601.2
2 473.9
2 361.6
Couple families without children
3 966.5
3 788.2
3 692.4
One-parent families
Male parent
283.3
269.4
260.0
Female parent
1 438.4
1 361.3
1 302.5
Total
1 721.7
1 630.7
1 562.5
Other families
147.1
138.0
129.1
Total
8 436.6
8 030.7
7 745.6

(a) Series A, B and C refer to population projections from Population Projections, Australia, 2006 to 2101 (cat. no. 3222.0).
(b) Series I, II and III refer to assumptions made about future living arrangements of the population of Australia. See Chapter 2 - Assumptions for more detail.



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