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Colac Otway ShirePopulation forecast

Colac Otway Shire

Dwellings and development map

Between 2016 and 2041, Great Ocean Road - Otways is forecast for the greatest increase in development of new dwellings in Colac Otway Shire.

Visualising the geographic pattern of growth in dwelling stock across Colac Otway Shire is a good starting point for assessing the scale and type of change each part of the area is undergoing. Some areas will be experiencing significant growth in new dwellings, either through greenfield development or densification and renewal.

However it would be a mistake to assume that areas not experiencing significant housing development are not undergoing change. Other processes will be at work such as the aging-in-place of the existing population and changing household structures. The age structure and household type maps will uncover these population shifts.

Forecast dwellings and development
Colac Otway Shire20162041Change between 2016 and 2041
Colac Otway Shire11,736100.014,698100.0+2,962+25.2
Colac - Central1,86315.92,07814.1+215+11.5
Colac - East1,25810.71,60410.9+346+27.5
Colac - West1,34911.51,95213.3+603+44.7
Great Ocean Road - Otways3,15026.83,89026.5+740+23.5
Rural North1,49612.71,70911.6+213+14.2
Rural South1,49612.71,77712.1+281+18.8
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), October 2018.

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