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

Non-private dwellings

451 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Colac Otway Shire in 2018.

Residential non-private dwellings include aged care facilities as well as defence force facilities, hospitals, prisons, staff quarters and boarding houses. As a general rule, an increase in people aged 18 to 24 living in non-private dwellings indicates a growth in student accommodation, defence force facilities or prisons. Similarly an increase in people aged over 75 living in non-private dwellings indicates growth in aged care facilities.

Persons in non-private dwellings
Colac Otway ShireYearChange between 2016 and 2041
Area20162041Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
Colac Otway Shire452605+1530+152
Colac - Central174244+700+69
Colac - East154237+830+82
Colac - West22000
Elliminyt33000
Great Ocean Road - Otways104104000
Rural North00000
Rural South1515000

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

Key findings

There were 452 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Colac Otway Shire in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in Colac Otway Shire is expected to increase to 566 persons in 2036 and to 605 persons in 2041.

Between 2016 and 2036, Colac - East is forecast to experience the greatest change, with a gain of 83 persons in non-private dwellings. This is due to an increase of persons in non-private dwellings aged 75 years and over, which is predominantly aged care.

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