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 dependents2,25324.52,84823.63,01023.7+757
Couples without dependents2,64128.73,76131.23,93731.0+1,296
Group households3203.53032.53162.5-4
Lone person households2,99432.53,91032.44,10532.4+1,111
One parent family8619.31,0859.01,1449.0+283
Other families1411.51631.41711.3+30

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 171 One parent family, 2041: 1,144 Lone person households, 2041: 4,105 Group households, 2041: 316 Couples without dependents, 2041: 3,937 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 3,010 Other families, 2036: 163 One parent family, 2036: 1,085 Lone person households, 2036: 3,910 Group households, 2036: 303 Couples without dependents, 2036: 3,761 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 2,848 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: 59 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2036 to 2041: 195 Forecast change in Group households,  2036 to 2041: 13 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2036 to 2041: 176 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2036 to 2041: 162 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2036: 22 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2036: 224 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2036: 916 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2036: -17 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2036: 1,120 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2036: 595
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 1,120 households and account for 31.2% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to decrease by 17 households, to comprise 2.5% of all households in 2036, compared to 3.5% in 2016.

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