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Macedon Ranges Shire

Population and age structure

Between 2011 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the Macedon Ranges Shire indicate a 27.3% increase in population under working age, a 91.2% increase in population of retirement age, and a 17.6% increase in population of working age.

Knowledge of how the age structure of the population is changing is essential for planning age-based facilities and services, such as child care, recreation and aged care.

The forecast age groups of the Macedon Ranges Shire is a function of the current age of the population (people aging each year, being born and dying) as well as the age of people migrating into and out of the area. This in turn is driven by location (fringe, city centre, regional or rural) the existing housing stock (separate dwellings, medium or high density), the amount and type of new residential development (same as existing stock, or diversifying) and where the area is in a cycle of change. We call this the area’s residential role and function. You can learn more about this in the section household and suburb life cycles.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Macedon Ranges Shire - Total persons201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 2,7556.43,5436.44,1136.4+1,358
5 to 9 3,1257.34,0307.34,6597.2+1,534
10 to 14 3,1247.33,8937.04,5477.0+1,423
15 to 19 3,1057.23,3416.03,9236.1+818
20 to 24 2,1435.02,4474.42,8834.5+740
25 to 29 1,6733.92,1593.92,5073.9+834
30 to 34 1,9814.62,6994.93,0434.7+1,062
35 to 39 2,9736.93,5036.34,0176.2+1,044
40 to 44 3,5778.34,0017.24,6507.2+1,073
45 to 49 3,4258.03,9607.14,6397.2+1,214
50 to 54 3,3187.73,7956.84,3606.7+1,042
55 to 59 2,9897.03,6586.64,0676.3+1,078
60 to 64 2,9506.93,5186.34,0006.2+1,050
65 to 69 2,2235.23,4386.23,9056.0+1,682
70 to 74 1,3773.22,9435.33,3965.3+2,019
75 to 79 8392.02,2634.12,6744.1+1,835
80 to 84 6601.51,3392.41,8552.9+1,195
85 and over6391.59891.81,4172.2+778
Total persons42,876100.055,518100.064,654100.0+21,778

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

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 1,417 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 1,855 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 2,674 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 3,396 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 3,905 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 4,000 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 4,067 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 4,360 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 4,639 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 4,650 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 4,017 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 3,043 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 2,507 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 2,883 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 3,923 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 4,547 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 4,659 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 4,113 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 989 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 1,339 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 2,263 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 2,943 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 3,438 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 3,518 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 3,658 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 3,795 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 3,960 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 4,001 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 3,503 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 2,699 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 2,159 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 2,447 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 3,341 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 3,893 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 4,030 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 3,543 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011: 639 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011: 660 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011: 839 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011: 1,377 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011: 2,223 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011: 2,950 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011: 2,989 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011: 3,318 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011: 3,425 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011: 3,577 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011: 2,973 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011: 1,981 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011: 1,673 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011: 2,143 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011: 3,105 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011: 3,124 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011: 3,125 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011: 2,755
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2014.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 428 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 516 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 411 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 453 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 468 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 482 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 410 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 565 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 678 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 648 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 514 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 344 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 348 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 436 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 582 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 654 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 630 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 570 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2026: 350 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2026: 679 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2026: 1,424 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2026: 1,566 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2026: 1,215 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2026: 568 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2026: 669 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2026: 477 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2026: 535 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2026: 424 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2026: 530 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2026: 718 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2026: 486 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2026: 304 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2026: 236 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2026: 769 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2026: 905 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2026: 788
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2014.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant age structure for persons in the Macedon Ranges Shire was ages 40 to 44 , which accounted for 8.3% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 70 to 74 , which is expected to increase by 1,566 and account for 5.3% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 4,030 persons.

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