Colac Otway Shire
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 Shire||2016||2026||2036||Change between 2016 and 2036|
|Couple families with dependents||2,260||24.9||2,350||24.1||2,451||23.3||+191||90||101||0.0000||0.0000||8.45132739623306||90|
|Couples without dependents||2,831||31.2||3,025||31.1||3,257||31.0||+426||194||232||0.0000||0.0000||15.0476862767655||194|
|Lone person households||2,816||31.1||3,170||32.5||3,545||33.7||+729||354||375||0.0000||0.0000||25.887783998978||354|
|One parent family||788||8.7||827||8.5||857||8.2||+69||39||30||0.0000||0.0000||8.75634506654384||39|
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, November 2017.
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.