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Macedon Ranges Shire

Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in the Macedon Ranges Shire was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Macedon Ranges Shire, especially in conjunction with age structure, provides insight to the role the area plays in the housing market. Some areas, usually with separate housing stock, are dominated by families. Others, with more dense housing in inner city locations have significant numbers of lone person households and couples without dependents.

Forecast household types
Macedon Ranges Shire201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents6,01138.27,27634.28,41433.6+2,403
Couples without dependents4,65229.66,77231.87,86731.4+3,215
Group households2991.93521.73851.5+86
Lone person households3,19520.34,96323.36,17824.6+2,983
One parent family1,3978.91,7058.01,9577.8+560
Other families1701.12241.12671.1+97

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 267 One parent family, 2036: 1,957 Lone person households, 2036: 6,178 Group households, 2036: 385 Couples without dependents, 2036: 7,867 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 8,414 Other families, 2026: 224 One parent family, 2026: 1,705 Lone person households, 2026: 4,963 Group households, 2026: 352 Couples without dependents, 2026: 6,772 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 7,276 Other families, 2011: 170 One parent family, 2011: 1,397 Lone person households, 2011: 3,195 Group households, 2011: 299 Couples without dependents, 2011: 4,652 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 6,011
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2014.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 43 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 252 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,215 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 33 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,095 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,138 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 54 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 308 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 1,768 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 53 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 2,120 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,265
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2014.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in the Macedon Ranges Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 38.2% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 2,120 households and account for 31.8% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 53 households, to comprise 1.7% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.9% in 2011.

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