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Macedon Ranges ShirePopulation forecast

Macedon and Mount Macedon District

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Macedon and Mount Macedon District 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 and Mount Macedon District201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents46434.943131.642530.8-39
Couples without dependents45734.451738.051837.5+61
Group households241.8231.7211.5-3
Lone person households25218.928120.630922.4+57
One parent family1138.5886.5866.2-27
Other families201.5221.6211.5+1
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Macedon and Mount Macedon District was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 34.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 60 households and account for 38.0% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 33 households, to comprise 31.6% of all households in 2026, compared to 34.9% in 2016.

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