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In 2016, the dominant household type in Colac Otway Shire was 'Lone person households', and by 2036 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.
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||2036||2041||Change between 2016 and 2041|
|Couple families with dependents||2,253||24.5||2,619||23.6||2,784||23.9||+531|
|Couples without dependents||2,641||28.7||3,485||31.4||3,650||31.3||+1,009|
|Lone person households||2,994||32.5||3,601||32.4||3,753||32.2||+759|
|One parent family||861||9.3||988||8.9||1,041||8.9||+180|
In 2016, the dominant household type in Colac Otway Shire was Lone person households, which accounted for 32.5% of all households.
The largest increase between 2016 and 2036 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 844 households and account for 31.4% of all households.
In contrast Group households is forecast to decrease by 52 households, to comprise 2.4% of all households in 2036, compared to 3.5% in 2016.
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