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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 dependents6,01138.17,28334.58,49134.0+2,480
Couples without dependents4,65229.57,03633.38,30433.2+3,652
Group households2991.93951.94621.8+163
Lone person households3,19520.34,50821.45,51422.1+2,319
One parent family1,3978.91,6617.91,9647.9+567
Other families2031.32311.12651.1+62

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 265 One parent family, 2036: 1,964 Lone person households, 2036: 5,514 Group households, 2036: 462 Couples without dependents, 2036: 8,304 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 8,491 Other families, 2026: 231 One parent family, 2026: 1,661 Lone person households, 2026: 4,508 Group households, 2026: 395 Couples without dependents, 2026: 7,036 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 7,283 Other families, 2011: 203 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, August 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 34 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 303 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,006 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 67 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,268 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,208 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 28 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 264 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 1,313 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 96 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 2,384 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,272
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, August 2017.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in the Macedon Ranges Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 38.1% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 2,384 households and account for 33.3% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 28 households, to comprise 1.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.3% in 2011.

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