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

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Macedon Ranges Shire will increase by an average of 412 dwellings per annum to 27,090 in 2036.

The addition of dwellings to the housing stock is a major driver of population growth in an area, providing opportunities for households to relocate from other areas or new households to form locally (such as young people leaving the family home or separations/divorces).

Residential development can take various forms depending on the availability of land. These include new housing estates on greenfield sites, subdivision in existing residential neighbourhoods (often called infill development), conversion of industrial lands to residential lands, and densification of housing by building up.

.id's forecasters worked with Council planners to understand the likely development activity in each small area. This forms the development assumptions for the forecasts. This table shows the quantity of new development assumed in each small area in the Macedon Ranges Shire. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036
Macedon Ranges ShireChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
Areanumber%
Macedon Ranges Shire+8,244+43.7
Gisborne District+2,901+59.8
Kyneton District+1,307+31.5
Lancefield District+615+48.2
Macedon and Mount Macedon District+55+3.8
Riddells Creek District+1,177+72.1
Romsey District+1,302+57.0
Woodend District+887+27.6

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

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 27,090 2035 Total dwellings: 26,653 2034 Total dwellings: 26,211 2033 Total dwellings: 25,780 2032 Total dwellings: 25,358 2031 Total dwellings: 24,941 2030 Total dwellings: 24,516 2029 Total dwellings: 24,082 2028 Total dwellings: 23,663 2027 Total dwellings: 23,250 2026 Total dwellings: 22,851 2025 Total dwellings: 22,457 2024 Total dwellings: 22,039 2023 Total dwellings: 21,603 2022 Total dwellings: 21,186 2021 Total dwellings: 20,776 2020 Total dwellings: 20,389 2019 Total dwellings: 20,036 2018 Total dwellings: 19,648 2017 Total dwellings: 19,237 2036 Total dwellings: 27,090 2035 Total dwellings: 26,653 2034 Total dwellings: 26,211 2033 Total dwellings: 25,780 2032 Total dwellings: 25,358 2031 Total dwellings: 24,941 2030 Total dwellings: 24,516 2029 Total dwellings: 24,082 2028 Total dwellings: 23,663 2027 Total dwellings: 23,250 2026 Total dwellings: 22,851 2025 Total dwellings: 22,457 2024 Total dwellings: 22,039 2023 Total dwellings: 21,603 2022 Total dwellings: 21,186 2021 Total dwellings: 20,776 2020 Total dwellings: 20,389 2019 Total dwellings: 20,036 2018 Total dwellings: 19,648 2017 Total dwellings: 19,237 2036 Forecast development: 437 2035 Forecast development: 442 2034 Forecast development: 431 2033 Forecast development: 422 2032 Forecast development: 417 2031 Forecast development: 425 2030 Forecast development: 434 2029 Forecast development: 419 2028 Forecast development: 413 2027 Forecast development: 399 2026 Forecast development: 394 2025 Forecast development: 418 2024 Forecast development: 436 2023 Forecast development: 417 2022 Forecast development: 410 2021 Forecast development: 387 2020 Forecast development: 353 2019 Forecast development: 388 2018 Forecast development: 411 2017 Forecast development: 391
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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