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Colac Otway Shire

Market characteristics

Colac Otway Shire has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Victoria.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of Colac Otway Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Colac Otway Shire's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Colac Otway Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents20,972100.0100.020,343100.0100.0+629
Males10,48550.049.110,13949.849.2+346
Females10,48950.050.910,20450.250.8+285
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years3,69517.618.23,85519.018.7-160
15 - 24 years2,27210.813.02,34811.513.5-76
25 - 54 years7,29334.841.87,41936.542.3-126
55 - 64 Years3,14915.011.42,92314.411.4+226
65 years and over4,55221.715.63,79818.714.2+754
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,6728.07.91,5947.87.7+78
Secondary school1,2425.96.11,4006.96.5-158
TAFE2801.31.73751.82.2-95
University2791.35.52531.24.6+26
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born1,8088.628.31,5337.526.2+275
Speaks language other than English at home8764.225.96163.023.0+260
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1440.74.51190.64.0+25
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2,00111.624.31,6199.820.8+382
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,4148.29.21,1136.78.4+301
Certificate level3,88522.516.93,45921.016.4+426
No qualification7,89145.739.68,49451.543.9-603
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,04124.918.3--------
$650 to $1,4992,90135.429.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,61319.722.2--------
$2,500 or more 7849.620.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned3,33938.530.73,32840.733.0+11
Purchasing2,59930.033.52,52130.834.5+78
Renting1,87321.627.51,78121.825.9+92
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house10,39289.072.19,79787.075.8+595
Medium house1,0148.719.41,29011.418.1-276
High density80.17.4450.45.3-37

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

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