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In Colac Otway Shire, 26% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 27% in Regional VIC.

Colac Otway Shire's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. It reveals the area's residential role and function, era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities as most are related to age and household types.

To continue building the story, Colac Otway Shire's Household Summary should be viewed in conjunction with Households with Children, Households without Children, Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

Households

Household type
Colac Otway Shire - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,13526.126.92,25628.328.7-121
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,27927.927.82,17727.327.6+102
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families7849.610.580210.110.4-18
Other families
801.00.8720.90.9+8
map this data in atlas.idGroup household2182.72.92052.62.8+13
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,35728.826.82,19327.525.7+164
Other not classifiable household
1882.32.61371.72.5+51
Visitor only households
1381.71.61371.71.4+1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household type, 2011
Household type, 2011 Lone person, Regional VIC: 26.8% Group household, Regional VIC: 2.9% Other families, Regional VIC: 0.8% One parent families, Regional VIC: 10.5% Couples without children, Regional VIC: 27.8% Couples with children, Regional VIC: 26.9% Lone person, Colac Otway Shire: 28.8% Group household, Colac Otway Shire: 2.7% Other families, Colac Otway Shire: 1.0% One parent families, Colac Otway Shire: 9.6% Couples without children, Colac Otway Shire: 27.9% Couples with children, Colac Otway Shire: 26.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, Colac Otway Shire: +164 Group household, Colac Otway Shire: +13 Other families, Colac Otway Shire: +8 One parent families, Colac Otway Shire: -18 Couples without children, Colac Otway Shire: +102 Couples with children, Colac Otway Shire: -121
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in Colac Otway Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 26.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.6% were one-parent families, compared with 26.9% and 10.5% respectively for Regional VIC.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a similar proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 28.8% compared to 26.8% in Regional VIC while the proportion of couples without children was 27.9% compared to 27.8% in Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Colac Otway Shire increased by 200 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Colac Otway Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Lone person (+164 households)
  • Couples with children (-121 households)
  • Couples without children (+102 households)

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