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

Non-private dwellings

393 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Colac Otway Shire in 2017.

Residential non-private dwellings include aged care facilities as well as defence force facilities, hospitals, prisons, staff quarters and boarding houses. As a general rule, an increase in people aged 18 to 24 living in non-private dwellings indicates a growth in student accommodation, defence force facilities or prisons. Similarly an increase in people aged over 75 living in non-private dwellings indicates growth in aged care facilities.

Persons in non-private dwellings
Colac Otway ShireYearChange between 2016 and 2036
Area20162036Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
Colac Otway Shire394424+300+30
Colac - Central160190+300+30
Colac - East147147000
Colac - West00000
Elliminyt00000
Great Ocean Road - Otways7676000
Rural North00000
Rural South1212000

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

Key findings

There were 394 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Colac Otway Shire in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in Colac Otway Shire is expected to increase to 424 persons in 2026 and remain the same at 424 persons in 2036.

Between 2016 and 2026, Colac - Central is forecast to experience the greatest change, with a gain of 30 persons in non-private dwellings. This is due to an increase of persons in non-private dwellings aged 75 years and over, which is predominantly aged care.

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