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Colac Otway Shire

Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in Colac Otway Shire was 'Lone person households', 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 Shire201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents2,27126.52,30324.12,43623.5+165
Couples without dependents2,54329.72,96131.03,16730.6+624
Group households2663.12652.82752.7+9
Lone person households2,58330.13,10232.53,50433.9+921
One parent family8139.58238.68558.3+42
Other families971.11021.11081.0+11

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2014.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 108 One parent family, 2036: 855 Lone person households, 2036: 3,504 Group households, 2036: 275 Couples without dependents, 2036: 3,167 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 2,436 Other families, 2026: 102 One parent family, 2026: 823 Lone person households, 2026: 3,102 Group households, 2026: 265 Couples without dependents, 2026: 2,961 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 2,303 Other families, 2011: 97 One parent family, 2011: 813 Lone person households, 2011: 2,583 Group households, 2011: 266 Couples without dependents, 2011: 2,543 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 2,271
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2014.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 6 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 32 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 402 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 10 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 206 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 133 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 5 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 10 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 519 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: -1 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 418 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 32
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2014.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Colac Otway Shire was Lone person households, which accounted for 30.1% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 519 households and account for 32.5% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to decrease by 1 households, to comprise 2.8% of all households in 2026, compared to 3.1% in 2011.

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