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, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the Macedon Ranges Shire is forecast to grow from 18,846 in 2016 to 24,941 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.68 to 2.58 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the Macedon Ranges Shire. The period 2016 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
Summary20162021202620312036
Population47,51951,02055,66260,36265,405
Change in population (5yrs)--3,5014,6424,7005,043
Average annual change--1.43%1.76%1.63%1.62%
Households17,56519,36921,27723,19725,184
Average household size2.682.612.592.582.57
Population in non private dwellings494515585625625
Dwellings18,84620,77622,85124,94127,090
Dwelling occupancy rate93.2093.2393.1193.0192.96

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

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.57 2035 Average household size: 2.57 2034 Average household size: 2.57 2033 Average household size: 2.57 2032 Average household size: 2.57 2031 Average household size: 2.57 2030 Average household size: 2.58 2029 Average household size: 2.58 2028 Average household size: 2.58 2027 Average household size: 2.59 2026 Average household size: 2.59 2025 Average household size: 2.59 2024 Average household size: 2.60 2023 Average household size: 2.60 2022 Average household size: 2.60 2021 Average household size: 2.61 2020 Average household size: 2.62 2019 Average household size: 2.63 2018 Average household size: 2.65 2017 Average household size: 2.66 2016 Average household size: 2.68 2036 Average household size: 2.57 2035 Average household size: 2.57 2034 Average household size: 2.57 2033 Average household size: 2.57 2032 Average household size: 2.57 2031 Average household size: 2.57 2030 Average household size: 2.58 2029 Average household size: 2.58 2028 Average household size: 2.58 2027 Average household size: 2.59 2026 Average household size: 2.59 2025 Average household size: 2.59 2024 Average household size: 2.60 2023 Average household size: 2.60 2022 Average household size: 2.60 2021 Average household size: 2.61 2020 Average household size: 2.62 2019 Average household size: 2.63 2018 Average household size: 2.65 2017 Average household size: 2.66 2036 Households: 25,185 2035 Households: 24,781 2034 Households: 24,373 2033 Households: 23,974 2032 Households: 23,584 2031 Households: 23,199 2030 Households: 22,808 2029 Households: 22,409 2028 Households: 22,024 2027 Households: 21,644 2026 Households: 21,277 2025 Households: 20,914 2024 Households: 20,528 2023 Households: 20,126 2022 Households: 19,743 2021 Households: 19,365 2020 Households: 19,006 2019 Households: 18,678 2018 Households: 18,316 2017 Households: 17,932 2016 Households: 17,567 2036 Total population: 65,405 2035 Total population: 64,370 2034 Total population: 63,312 2033 Total population: 62,291 2032 Total population: 61,323 2031 Total population: 60,362 2030 Total population: 59,410 2029 Total population: 58,403 2028 Total population: 57,476 2027 Total population: 56,544 2026 Total population: 55,662 2025 Total population: 54,763 2024 Total population: 53,803 2023 Total population: 52,826 2022 Total population: 51,907 2021 Total population: 51,020 2020 Total population: 50,257 2019 Total population: 49,626 2018 Total population: 48,952 2017 Total population: 48,195 2016 Total population: 47,519
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the Macedon Ranges Shire was estimated to be 47,519 people. It is expected to increase by over 12,800 people to 60,362 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.42%. This is based on an increase of over 5,600 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.68 to 2.58 by 2026.

The number of dwellings in the Macedon Ranges Shire is forecast to grow from 18,846 in 2016 to 24,941 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.68 to 2.58 by 2031.

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