Colac Otway ShirePopulation 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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Colac Otway Shire

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Colac Otway Shire was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in Colac Otway 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
Colac Otway Shire201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents2,26024.92,35024.12,45123.3+191
Couples without dependents2,83131.23,02531.13,25731.0+426
Group households2672.92692.82852.7+18
Lone person households2,81631.13,17032.53,54533.7+729
One parent family7888.78278.58578.2+69
Other families1051.21011.01111.1+6

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 111 One parent family, 2036: 857 Lone person households, 2036: 3,545 Group households, 2036: 285 Couples without dependents, 2036: 3,257 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 2,451 Other families, 2026: 101 One parent family, 2026: 827 Lone person households, 2026: 3,170 Group households, 2026: 269 Couples without dependents, 2026: 3,025 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 2,350 Other families, 2016: 105 One parent family, 2016: 788 Lone person households, 2016: 2,816 Group households, 2016: 267 Couples without dependents, 2016: 2,831 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 2,260
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 10 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 30 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 375 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 16 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 232 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 101 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: -4 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 39 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 354 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 2 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 194 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 90
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Colac Otway Shire was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 31.2% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 354 households and account for 32.5% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to decrease by 4 households, to comprise 1.0% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.2% in 2016.

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