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Colac Otway ShirePopulation forecast

Great Ocean Road - Otways

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Great Ocean Road - Otways 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
Great Ocean Road - Otways201620362041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents24017.627116.328316.3+43
Couples without dependents47034.459535.961335.4+143
Group households312.3271.6281.6-3
Lone person households53339.064739.068239.4+149
One parent family775.61016.11066.1+29
Other families161.2181.1191.1+3
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), October 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Great Ocean Road - Otways was Lone person households, which accounted for 39.0% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2036 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 125 households and account for 35.9% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to decrease by 4 households, to comprise 1.6% of all households in 2036, compared to 2.3% in 2016.

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