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Macedon Ranges Shire

Market characteristics

The Macedon Ranges Shire has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Victoria.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the Macedon Ranges Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Macedon Ranges Shire's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Macedon Ranges Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents46,100100.0100.041,865100.0100.0+4,235
Males22,68549.249.120,61849.349.2+2,067
Females23,41550.850.921,24750.850.8+2,168
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years9,44020.518.28,89821.318.7+542
15 - 24 years5,03310.913.04,97711.913.5+56
25 - 54 years17,40037.741.816,49839.442.3+902
55 - 64 Years6,35213.811.45,85814.011.4+494
65 years and over7,87217.115.65,63413.514.2+2,238
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4,3519.47.94,1079.87.7+244
Secondary school3,2887.16.13,2777.86.5+11
TAFE5961.31.78121.92.2-216
University1,3502.95.51,1802.84.6+170
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born5,73212.428.35,41112.926.2+321
Speaks language other than English at home2,0464.425.91,7324.123.0+314
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2380.54.51550.44.0+83
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree8,06122.024.36,28419.120.8+1,777
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,81410.49.23,1859.78.4+629
Certificate level7,78821.216.96,75720.516.4+1,031
No qualification13,11835.839.613,82441.943.9-706
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,31814.618.3--------
$650 to $1,4994,22626.529.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4493,73223.422.2--------
$2,500 or more 3,87824.420.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned5,79134.630.75,38635.733.0+405
Purchasing7,23843.233.56,69244.434.5+546
Renting2,37914.227.52,21614.725.9+163
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house17,33793.072.116,16395.075.8+1,174
Medium house1,0855.819.47154.218.1+370
High density00.07.430.05.3-3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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