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

Population, households and dwellings

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Colac Otway Shire. The period 2016 to 2036, as the short to medium term, is likely to be the most accurate and useful forecast information for immediate planning purposes.

It is important to look at the relationship between population and average household size. If the average household size is falling, then there will need to be growth in the number of households (and dwellings for them to live in) to maintain or grow the population.

Forecast population, households and dwellings
Colac Otway ShireForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population21,36122,06823,04724,17125,39426,756
Change in population (5yrs)--7079791,1241,2221,362
Average annual change--0.65%0.87%0.96%0.99%1.05%
Households9,2109,58510,06310,56811,10811,668
Average household size2.272.252.242.232.242.24
Population in non private dwellings452489508554566605
Dwellings11,73712,22112,80413,40114,03614,699
Dwelling occupancy rate78.4778.4378.5978.8679.1479.38

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

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2041 Average household size: 2.24 2040 Average household size: 2.24 2039 Average household size: 2.24 2038 Average household size: 2.24 2037 Average household size: 2.24 2036 Average household size: 2.23 2035 Average household size: 2.23 2034 Average household size: 2.23 2033 Average household size: 2.23 2032 Average household size: 2.23 2031 Average household size: 2.23 2030 Average household size: 2.23 2029 Average household size: 2.24 2028 Average household size: 2.24 2027 Average household size: 2.24 2026 Average household size: 2.24 2025 Average household size: 2.24 2024 Average household size: 2.24 2023 Average household size: 2.25 2022 Average household size: 2.25 2021 Average household size: 2.25 2020 Average household size: 2.25 2019 Average household size: 2.25 2018 Average household size: 2.26 2017 Average household size: 2.27 2016 Average household size: 2.27 2041 Average household size: 2.24 2040 Average household size: 2.24 2039 Average household size: 2.24 2038 Average household size: 2.24 2037 Average household size: 2.24 2036 Average household size: 2.23 2035 Average household size: 2.23 2034 Average household size: 2.23 2033 Average household size: 2.23 2032 Average household size: 2.23 2031 Average household size: 2.23 2030 Average household size: 2.23 2029 Average household size: 2.24 2028 Average household size: 2.24 2027 Average household size: 2.24 2026 Average household size: 2.24 2025 Average household size: 2.24 2024 Average household size: 2.24 2023 Average household size: 2.25 2022 Average household size: 2.25 2021 Average household size: 2.25 2020 Average household size: 2.25 2019 Average household size: 2.25 2018 Average household size: 2.26 2017 Average household size: 2.27 2041 Households: 11,666 2040 Households: 11,559 2039 Households: 11,450 2038 Households: 11,337 2037 Households: 11,222 2036 Households: 11,110 2035 Households: 11,001 2034 Households: 10,892 2033 Households: 10,784 2032 Households: 10,673 2031 Households: 10,568 2030 Households: 10,466 2029 Households: 10,362 2028 Households: 10,263 2027 Households: 10,164 2026 Households: 10,062 2025 Households: 9,965 2024 Households: 9,869 2023 Households: 9,774 2022 Households: 9,680 2021 Households: 9,585 2020 Households: 9,505 2019 Households: 9,418 2018 Households: 9,342 2017 Households: 9,276 2016 Households: 9,210 2041 Total population: 26,756 2040 Total population: 26,480 2039 Total population: 26,216 2038 Total population: 25,948 2037 Total population: 25,678 2036 Total population: 25,394 2035 Total population: 25,145 2034 Total population: 24,894 2033 Total population: 24,657 2032 Total population: 24,407 2031 Total population: 24,171 2030 Total population: 23,942 2029 Total population: 23,721 2028 Total population: 23,515 2027 Total population: 23,307 2026 Total population: 23,047 2025 Total population: 22,846 2024 Total population: 22,654 2023 Total population: 22,471 2022 Total population: 22,270 2021 Total population: 22,068 2020 Total population: 21,855 2019 Total population: 21,685 2018 Total population: 21,563 2017 Total population: 21,474 2016 Total population: 21,361
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2018.
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