Colac Otway ShireCommunity profile

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Colac Otway Shire

Additional areas

Colac Otway Shire has a total population of 20,972 and 11,739 dwellings in 2016.

Additional areas are summary profiles that present a sub-set of socio-demographic information and are designed for areas which have too small a population for detailed profiling.

Please note that these are summary tables that include selected statistics drawn from the 2016 Census. Therefore the sum of these selected components may not equal the totals given in these tables.

Colac Otway Shire summary profile, 2016
NameNumber%Regional VIC %
Population Summary----0.0
Total Population20,972100.0100.0
Australian citizens18,67889.188.2
Eligible voters (citizens 18+)14,52369.268.1
Indigenous population2531.21.6
Needs assistance due to age or disability1,3336.46.0
Age Structure----0.0
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,1665.65.8
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1,7818.58.7
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,4997.17.4
Tertiary education/independence (18 to 24)1,5257.37.9
Young workforce (25 to 34)2,20210.510.9
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,65517.418.1
Older workers & pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,99314.313.9
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,05314.613.4
Seniors (70 to 84)2,50712.011.1
Frail aged (85 and over)5852.82.7
Total Population20,972100.0100.0
Household Types----0.0
Couples with children2,03823.525.3
Couples without children2,27826.327.1
One parent families8149.410.1
Lone person households2,52829.227.0
Group households2583.02.9
Total households (inc. non-classifiable)8,659100.0100.0
Attending pre-school or primary school2,0109.69.5
Attending secondary school1,2425.96.3
Attending university or TAFE institution5592.74.2
Total persons (including those not attending)20,972100.0100.0
Dwelling Summary----0.0
Separate houses10,39289.087.9
Medium and high density1,0228.810.2
Other dwellings (inc. Caravans, houseboats)2041.71.4
Occupied private dwellings8,65973.883.6
Unoccupied Dwellings3,01525.716.1
Non private dwellings650.60.3
Total dwellings11,739100.0100.0
Housing Tenure----0.0
Total households (inc. not stated and other)11,743100.0100.0
Household Income----0.0
Less than $650 (low)2,04124.922.9
$650 to $1,449 (lower middle)2,90135.434.0
$1,449 to $2,499 (upper middle)1,61319.719.8
$2,500 or more (high)7849.612.5
Incomes not stated85910.510.7
Total households8,198100.0100.0
Internet Connection----0.0
Internet connection5,99469.273.5
No internet connection1,89821.918.1
Not stated7718.98.4
Total households8,659100.0100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.