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Colac Otway Shire

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Colac Otway Shire will increase by an average of 98 dwellings per annum to 13,790 in 2036.

The addition of dwellings to the housing stock is a major driver of population growth in an area, providing opportunities for households to relocate from other areas or new households to form locally (such as young people leaving the family home or separations/divorces).

Residential development can take various forms depending on the availability of land. These include new housing estates on greenfield sites, subdivision in existing residential neighbourhoods (often called infill development), conversion of industrial lands to residential lands, and densification of housing by building up.

.id's forecasters worked with Council planners to understand the likely development activity in each small area. This forms the development assumptions for the forecasts. This table shows the quantity of new development assumed in each small area in Colac Otway Shire. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2011 to 2036
Colac Otway ShireChange in dwellings between 2011 and 2036
Areanumber%
Colac Otway Shire+2,445+21.6
Colac - Central+134+7.4
Colac - East+258+21.4
Colac - West+448+34.3
Elliminyt+543+55.6
Great Ocean Road - Otways+745+24.4
Rural North+170+11.5
Rural South+147+9.7

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

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 13,790 2035 Total dwellings: 13,683 2034 Total dwellings: 13,576 2033 Total dwellings: 13,469 2032 Total dwellings: 13,362 2031 Total dwellings: 13,254 2030 Total dwellings: 13,150 2029 Total dwellings: 13,046 2028 Total dwellings: 12,944 2027 Total dwellings: 12,844 2026 Total dwellings: 12,748 2025 Total dwellings: 12,651 2024 Total dwellings: 12,554 2023 Total dwellings: 12,457 2022 Total dwellings: 12,361 2021 Total dwellings: 12,264 2020 Total dwellings: 12,168 2019 Total dwellings: 12,072 2018 Total dwellings: 11,977 2017 Total dwellings: 11,885 2016 Total dwellings: 11,792 2015 Total dwellings: 11,699 2014 Total dwellings: 11,610 2013 Total dwellings: 11,525 2012 Total dwellings: 11,435 2036 Total dwellings: 13,790 2035 Total dwellings: 13,683 2034 Total dwellings: 13,576 2033 Total dwellings: 13,469 2032 Total dwellings: 13,362 2031 Total dwellings: 13,254 2030 Total dwellings: 13,150 2029 Total dwellings: 13,046 2028 Total dwellings: 12,944 2027 Total dwellings: 12,844 2026 Total dwellings: 12,748 2025 Total dwellings: 12,651 2024 Total dwellings: 12,554 2023 Total dwellings: 12,457 2022 Total dwellings: 12,361 2021 Total dwellings: 12,264 2020 Total dwellings: 12,168 2019 Total dwellings: 12,072 2018 Total dwellings: 11,977 2017 Total dwellings: 11,885 2016 Total dwellings: 11,792 2015 Total dwellings: 11,699 2014 Total dwellings: 11,610 2013 Total dwellings: 11,525 2012 Total dwellings: 11,435 2036 Forecast development: 107 2035 Forecast development: 107 2034 Forecast development: 107 2033 Forecast development: 107 2032 Forecast development: 108 2031 Forecast development: 104 2030 Forecast development: 104 2029 Forecast development: 102 2028 Forecast development: 100 2027 Forecast development: 96 2026 Forecast development: 97 2025 Forecast development: 97 2024 Forecast development: 97 2023 Forecast development: 96 2022 Forecast development: 97 2021 Forecast development: 96 2020 Forecast development: 96 2019 Forecast development: 95 2018 Forecast development: 92 2017 Forecast development: 93 2016 Forecast development: 93 2015 Forecast development: 89 2014 Forecast development: 85 2013 Forecast development: 90 2012 Forecast development: 90
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2014.
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