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Surf Coast ShirePopulation forecast

Surf Coast Shire

Non-private dwellings

515 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Surf Coast Shire in 2021.

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
Surf Coast ShireYearChange between 2016 and 2036
Area20162036Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
Surf Coast Shire294695+4010+401
Anglesea7272000
Deans Marsh and Moriac Districts1212000
Jan Juc - Bellbrae - Bells Beach090+900+90
Lorne - Aireys Inlet5050000
Old Torquay - Torquay West93193+1000+100
Torquay North0171+1710+171
Winchelsea67107+400+40
Torquay93364+2710+271
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), June 2018.

Key findings

There were 294 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Surf Coast Shire in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in Surf Coast Shire is expected to increase to 550 persons in 2026 and to 695 persons in 2036.

The age structure of the population is an indicator of Surf Coast Shire's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future. The age structure of Surf Coast Shire is indicative of the area’s era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for aged based services and facilities.

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