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The number of dwellings in Macedon Ranges Shire is forecast to grow from 18,846 in 2016 to 27,090 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.68 to 2.57 by 2036.
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 Shire||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||3,501||4,642||4,700||5,043|
|Average annual change||--||1.43%||1.76%||1.63%||1.62%|
|Average household size||2.68||2.61||2.59||2.58||2.57|
|Population in non private dwellings||494||515||585||625||625|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||93.20||93.23||93.11||93.01||92.96|
In 2016, the total population of Macedon Ranges Shire was estimated to be 47,519 people. It is expected to increase by over 12,843 people to 60,362 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.42%. This is based on an increase of over 5,632 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.68 to 2.58 by 2026.
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