Colac Otway Shire
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 Shire||2011||2026||2036||Change between 2011 and 2036|
|Couple families with dependents||2,271||26.5||2,303||24.1||2,436||23.5||+165||32||133||0.0000||0.0000||7.26552176457278||32|
|Couples without dependents||2,543||29.7||2,961||31.0||3,167||30.6||+624||418||206||0.0000||0.0000||24.537947209839||418|
|Lone person households||2,583||30.1||3,102||32.5||3,504||33.9||+921||519||402||0.0000||0.0000||35.6562135669523||519|
|One parent family||813||9.5||823||8.6||855||8.3||+42||10||32||0.0000||0.0000||5.16605159697354||10|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, September 2014.
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.