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Colac Otway Shire

Dwelling type

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In Colac Otway Shire, 8.8% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% in Regional VIC.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Colac Otway Shire's residential role and function. A greater concentration of higher density dwellings is likely to attract more young adults and smaller households, often renting. Larger, detached or separate dwellings are more likely to attract families and prospective families. The residential built form often reflects market opportunities or planning policy, such as building denser forms of housing around public transport nodes or employment centres.

Dwelling Type statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Household Types, Housing Tenure and Age Structure for a more complete picture of the housing market in Colac Otway Shire.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Colac Otway Shire - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Separate house
10,39289.087.99,79787.087.8+595
map this data in atlas.idMedium density1,0148.79.91,29011.410.4-276
map this data in atlas.idHigh density80.10.3450.40.3-37
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1631.41.1920.81.0+71
Other
410.40.3400.40.4+1
Not stated
550.50.530.00.1+52

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Colac Otway Shire20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings8,65973.883.68,17672.283.3+483
Unoccupied private dwellings3,01525.716.13,09227.316.3-77
Non private dwellings650.60.3520.50.4+13

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2016
Dwelling structure, 2016 Other, Regional VIC: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional VIC: 1.1% High density, Regional VIC: 0.3% Medium density, Regional VIC: 9.9% Separate house, Regional VIC: 87.9% Other, Colac Otway Shire: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Colac Otway Shire: 1.4% High density, Colac Otway Shire: 0.1% Medium density, Colac Otway Shire: 8.7% Separate house, Colac Otway Shire: 89.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Colac Otway Shire: +1 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Colac Otway Shire: +71 High density, Colac Otway Shire: -37 Medium density, Colac Otway Shire: -276 Separate house, Colac Otway Shire: +595
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 10,392 separate houses in the area, 1,014 medium density dwellings, and 8 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 163 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Colac Otway Shire in 2016 shows that 89.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 8.7% were medium density dwellings, and 0.1% were in high density dwellings, compared with 87.9%, 9.9%, and 0.3% in the Regional VIC respectively.

In 2016, a total of 73.8% of the dwellings in Colac Otway Shire were occupied on Census night, compared to 83.6% in Regional VIC. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 25.7%, which is larger compared to that found in Regional VIC (16.1%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Colac Otway Shire increased by 419 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Colac Otway Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+595 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-276 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (+71 dwellings)
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