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Colac Otway ShirePopulation forecast

Colac Otway Shire

Household types

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 Shire201620362041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents2,25324.52,61923.62,78423.9+531
Couples without dependents2,64128.73,48531.43,65031.3+1,009
Group households3203.52682.42792.4-41
Lone person households2,99432.53,60132.43,75332.2+759
One parent family8619.39888.91,0418.9+180
Other families1411.51501.41581.4+17
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), October 2018.

Key findings

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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