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Macedon Ranges ShirePopulation forecast

Macedon Ranges Shire

Household types

In 2016, 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 Shire201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents6,63037.77,34534.58,56834.0+1,938
Couples without dependents5,77332.97,14333.68,42833.5+2,655
Group households3421.94041.94681.9+126
Lone person households3,14717.94,50221.25,50421.9+2,357
One parent family1,4748.41,6507.81,9477.7+473
Other families2031.22331.12691.1+66
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Macedon Ranges Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 37.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,370 households and account for 33.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 30 households, to comprise 1.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.2% in 2016.

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