Macedon Ranges ShirePopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Macedon Ranges Shire

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the Macedon Ranges Shire indicate a 15.5% increase in population under working age, a 42.5% increase in population of retirement age, and a 11.0% 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 persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 3,1706.73,5916.54,2276.5+1,056
5 to 9 3,4137.24,0057.24,7127.2+1,299
10 to 14 3,3407.03,8676.94,5106.9+1,170
15 to 19 3,0146.33,2835.93,8805.9+866
20 to 24 2,2914.82,4814.52,9314.5+640
25 to 29 1,9864.22,2224.02,5433.9+558
30 to 34 2,3444.92,6414.73,0414.6+697
35 to 39 2,8816.13,4876.34,0546.2+1,174
40 to 44 3,6237.63,9977.24,6367.1+1,013
45 to 49 3,7517.93,8917.04,6137.1+862
50 to 54 3,5347.43,8576.94,4006.7+866
55 to 59 3,3547.13,7056.74,0666.2+713
60 to 64 3,0256.43,5306.33,9656.1+940
65 to 69 2,9296.23,3406.03,7985.8+869
70 to 74 2,0854.42,8315.13,3915.2+1,307
75 to 79 1,2372.62,3134.22,8034.3+1,566
80 to 84 7571.61,4202.62,0203.1+1,263
85 and over7861.71,2012.21,8122.8+1,027
Total persons47,519100.055,662100.065,405100.0+17,886

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 1,812 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 2,020 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 2,803 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 3,391 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 3,798 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 3,965 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 4,066 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 4,400 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 4,613 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 4,636 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 4,054 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 3,041 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 2,543 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 2,931 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 3,880 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 4,510 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 4,712 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 4,227 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 1,201 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 1,420 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 2,313 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 2,831 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 3,340 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 3,530 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 3,705 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 3,857 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 3,891 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 3,997 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 3,487 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 2,641 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 2,222 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 2,481 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 3,283 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 3,867 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 4,005 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 3,591 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 786 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 757 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 1,237 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 2,085 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 2,929 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 3,025 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 3,354 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 3,534 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 3,751 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 3,623 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 2,881 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 2,344 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 1,986 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 2,291 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 3,014 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 3,340 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 3,413 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 3,170
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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: 612 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 600 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 490 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 560 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 458 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 436 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 361 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 543 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 722 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 640 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 568 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 400 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 322 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 450 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 597 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 644 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 707 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 636 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 415 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 663 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 1,076 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 747 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 411 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 505 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 352 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 323 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 139 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 374 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 606 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 297 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 236 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 190 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 269 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 526 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 592 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 421
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the Macedon Ranges Shire was ages 45 to 49 , which accounted for 7.9% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79 , which is expected to increase by 1,076 and account for 4.2% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 4,005 persons.

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