Macedon Ranges ShirePopulation forecast
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Macedon Ranges Shire

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the Macedon Ranges Shire is forecast to grow from 17,190 in 2011 to 22,932 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.69 to 2.58 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the Macedon Ranges Shire. The period 2011 to 2026, as the short to medium term, is likely to be the most accurate and useful forecast information for immediate planning purposes.

It is important to look at the relationship between population and average household size. If the average household size is falling, then there will need to be growth in the number of households (and dwellings for them to live in) to maintain or grow the population.

Forecast population, households and dwellings
Macedon Ranges ShireForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population42,87647,17050,65555,24259,88264,901
Change in population (5yrs)--4,2943,4854,5864,6415,019
Average annual change--1.93%1.44%1.75%1.63%1.62%
Households15,75817,44019,22121,11423,02025,001
Average household size2.692.672.602.582.572.57
Population in non private dwellings491581602672712712
Dwellings17,19018,92720,85722,93225,02227,171
Dwelling occupancy rate91.6792.1492.1692.0792.0092.01

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, August 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.57 2035 Average household size: 2.57 2034 Average household size: 2.57 2033 Average household size: 2.57 2032 Average household size: 2.57 2031 Average household size: 2.57 2030 Average household size: 2.57 2029 Average household size: 2.58 2028 Average household size: 2.58 2027 Average household size: 2.58 2026 Average household size: 2.58 2025 Average household size: 2.59 2024 Average household size: 2.59 2023 Average household size: 2.59 2022 Average household size: 2.60 2021 Average household size: 2.60 2020 Average household size: 2.61 2019 Average household size: 2.63 2018 Average household size: 2.64 2017 Average household size: 2.66 2016 Average household size: 2.67 2015 Average household size: 2.67 2014 Average household size: 2.67 2013 Average household size: 2.67 2012 Average household size: 2.68 2011 Average household size: 2.69 2036 Average household size: 2.57 2035 Average household size: 2.57 2034 Average household size: 2.57 2033 Average household size: 2.57 2032 Average household size: 2.57 2031 Average household size: 2.57 2030 Average household size: 2.57 2029 Average household size: 2.58 2028 Average household size: 2.58 2027 Average household size: 2.58 2026 Average household size: 2.58 2025 Average household size: 2.59 2024 Average household size: 2.59 2023 Average household size: 2.59 2022 Average household size: 2.60 2021 Average household size: 2.60 2020 Average household size: 2.61 2019 Average household size: 2.63 2018 Average household size: 2.64 2017 Average household size: 2.66 2016 Average household size: 2.67 2015 Average household size: 2.67 2014 Average household size: 2.67 2013 Average household size: 2.67 2012 Average household size: 2.68 2036 Households: 25,000 2035 Households: 24,598 2034 Households: 24,191 2033 Households: 23,793 2032 Households: 23,405 2031 Households: 23,022 2030 Households: 22,633 2029 Households: 22,237 2028 Households: 21,855 2027 Households: 21,478 2026 Households: 21,115 2025 Households: 20,755 2024 Households: 20,374 2023 Households: 19,976 2022 Households: 19,595 2021 Households: 19,220 2020 Households: 18,864 2019 Households: 18,539 2018 Households: 18,181 2017 Households: 17,802 2016 Households: 17,441 2015 Households: 17,098 2014 Households: 16,713 2013 Households: 16,361 2012 Households: 16,063 2011 Households: 15,758 2036 Total population: 64,901 2035 Total population: 63,868 2034 Total population: 62,820 2033 Total population: 61,812 2032 Total population: 60,833 2031 Total population: 59,882 2030 Total population: 58,935 2029 Total population: 57,940 2028 Total population: 57,021 2027 Total population: 56,105 2026 Total population: 55,242 2025 Total population: 54,343 2024 Total population: 53,390 2023 Total population: 52,425 2022 Total population: 51,519 2021 Total population: 50,655 2020 Total population: 49,899 2019 Total population: 49,283 2018 Total population: 48,600 2017 Total population: 47,850 2016 Total population: 47,170 2015 Total population: 46,291 2014 Total population: 45,249 2013 Total population: 44,302 2012 Total population: 43,499 2011 Total population: 42,876
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, August 2017.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of the Macedon Ranges Shire was estimated to be 42,876 people. It is expected to increase by over 12,300 people to 55,242 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.70%. This is based on an increase of over 5,300 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.69 to 2.58 by 2026.

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