This publication presents projections of households, families and living arrangements from 2006 to 2031. Three series of projections (I, II and III) have been produced.
The projections are based on assumptions about future living arrangements of Australia's population, which itself is assumed to increase to 28.8 million people by 2031 (that is, to increase according to the Series B projection of Population Projections, Australia, 2006 to 2101, cat. no. 3222.0, which reaches 34.2 million people by 2051). It is important to recognise that this future population is also based on a range of assumptions about future fertility rates, mortality rates and levels of migration.
The projections are not intended as predictions or forecasts, but are illustrations of growth and change in the population that would occur if the assumptions about future living arrangements of Australia's population were to prevail over the projection period.
While the assumptions are formulated on the basis of an assessment of demographic trends, there is no certainty that any of the assumptions will be realised. In addition, no assessment has been made of possible future changes in non-demographic conditions.