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 23,188 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.70 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
Population42,87646,34951,03755,51860,03764,654
Change in population (5yrs)--3,4734,6884,4814,5194,618
Average annual change--1.57%1.95%1.70%1.58%1.49%
Households15,72417,36619,39821,29223,18625,068
Average household size2.702.632.602.582.562.55
Population in non private dwellings491613613673673673
Dwellings17,19018,96321,14823,18825,22527,254
Dwelling occupancy rate91.4791.5891.7291.8291.9291.98

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2014.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.55 2035 Average household size: 2.55 2034 Average household size: 2.56 2033 Average household size: 2.56 2032 Average household size: 2.56 2031 Average household size: 2.56 2030 Average household size: 2.56 2029 Average household size: 2.57 2028 Average household size: 2.57 2027 Average household size: 2.57 2026 Average household size: 2.58 2025 Average household size: 2.58 2024 Average household size: 2.58 2023 Average household size: 2.59 2022 Average household size: 2.59 2021 Average household size: 2.60 2020 Average household size: 2.61 2019 Average household size: 2.61 2018 Average household size: 2.62 2017 Average household size: 2.63 2016 Average household size: 2.63 2015 Average household size: 2.64 2014 Average household size: 2.65 2013 Average household size: 2.67 2012 Average household size: 2.68 2011 Average household size: 2.70 2036 Average household size: 2.55 2035 Average household size: 2.55 2034 Average household size: 2.56 2033 Average household size: 2.56 2032 Average household size: 2.56 2031 Average household size: 2.56 2030 Average household size: 2.56 2029 Average household size: 2.57 2028 Average household size: 2.57 2027 Average household size: 2.57 2026 Average household size: 2.58 2025 Average household size: 2.58 2024 Average household size: 2.58 2023 Average household size: 2.59 2022 Average household size: 2.59 2021 Average household size: 2.60 2020 Average household size: 2.61 2019 Average household size: 2.61 2018 Average household size: 2.62 2017 Average household size: 2.63 2016 Average household size: 2.63 2015 Average household size: 2.64 2014 Average household size: 2.65 2013 Average household size: 2.67 2012 Average household size: 2.68 2036 Households: 25,069 2035 Households: 24,694 2034 Households: 24,319 2033 Households: 23,941 2032 Households: 23,565 2031 Households: 23,184 2030 Households: 22,806 2029 Households: 22,432 2028 Households: 22,058 2027 Households: 21,679 2026 Households: 21,292 2025 Households: 20,903 2024 Households: 20,518 2023 Households: 20,145 2022 Households: 19,772 2021 Households: 19,396 2020 Households: 19,002 2019 Households: 18,613 2018 Households: 18,207 2017 Households: 17,799 2016 Households: 17,365 2015 Households: 16,954 2014 Households: 16,568 2013 Households: 16,284 2012 Households: 16,042 2011 Households: 15,725 2036 Total population: 64,654 2035 Total population: 63,733 2034 Total population: 62,809 2033 Total population: 61,883 2032 Total population: 60,964 2031 Total population: 60,037 2030 Total population: 59,130 2029 Total population: 58,241 2028 Total population: 57,347 2027 Total population: 56,436 2026 Total population: 55,518 2025 Total population: 54,594 2024 Total population: 53,686 2023 Total population: 52,821 2022 Total population: 51,957 2021 Total population: 51,037 2020 Total population: 50,114 2019 Total population: 49,216 2018 Total population: 48,285 2017 Total population: 47,352 2016 Total population: 46,349 2015 Total population: 45,416 2014 Total population: 44,537 2013 Total population: 43,955 2012 Total population: 43,554 2011 Total population: 42,876
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2014.

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 12,600 people to 55,518 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.74%. This is based on an increase of over 5,500 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.70 to 2.58 by 2026.

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