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

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

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2018.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 158 One parent family, 2041: 1,041 Lone person households, 2041: 3,753 Group households, 2041: 279 Couples without dependents, 2041: 3,650 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 2,784 Other families, 2036: 150 One parent family, 2036: 988 Lone person households, 2036: 3,601 Group households, 2036: 268 Couples without dependents, 2036: 3,485 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 2,619 Other families, 2016: 141 One parent family, 2016: 861 Lone person households, 2016: 2,994 Group households, 2016: 320 Couples without dependents, 2016: 2,641 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 2,253
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2018.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2036 to 2041: 8 Forecast change in One parent family,  2036 to 2041: 53 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2036 to 2041: 152 Forecast change in Group households,  2036 to 2041: 11 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2036 to 2041: 165 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2036 to 2041: 165 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2036: 9 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2036: 127 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2036: 607 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2036: -52 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2036: 844 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2036: 366
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, 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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