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Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Macedon Ranges (S)

Code LGA24130 (LGA)
People 41,860
Male 20,613
Female 21,247
Median age 41
Families 11,514
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 17,011
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,395
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $240
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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People — demographics & education
People Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 41,860 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 20,613 49.2 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 21,247 50.8 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 196 0.5 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 41,860 people in Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,699 6.4 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 3,084 7.4 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 3,120 7.5 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3,043 7.3 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,930 4.6 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,503 3.6 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,903 4.5 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,905 6.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 3,502 8.4 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 3,401 8.1 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,279 7.8 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,925 7.0 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,931 7.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,157 5.2 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,340 3.2 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 868 2.1 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 643 1.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 627 1.5 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 18,288 55.5 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 954 2.9 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,698 8.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,576 4.8 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 9,450 28.7 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 55.5% were married and 11.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 16,701 56.0 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,848 9.6 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 10,251 34.4 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 797 6.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,646 20.9 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,122 8.9 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 337 2.7 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,625 12.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 916 7.2 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 735 5.8 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 809 6.4 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,183 9.4 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 345 2.7 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,136 16.9 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 12,651 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas) 30.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.4% were in primary school, 25.9% in secondary school and 15.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 34,740 83.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,467 18.8 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 3,240 8.1 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,098 5.3 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 26,977 67.8 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), 67.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 12,214 57.0 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 7,075 33.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,372 6.4 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 775 3.6 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 21,436 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 21,436 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.0% were employed full time, 33.0% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,643 12.8 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,200 10.7 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,229 10.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,834 13.7 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 9,380 45.4 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), 12.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 593 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,661 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,395 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas) was $593.

Travel to work, top responses Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 25,318 76.8 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 10,588 32.1 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,034 12.2 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 7,987 24.2 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.1% provided care for children and 12.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 6,803 20.6 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 9,278 28.1 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 4,812 14.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 4,428 13.4 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), 28.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.4% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,356 37.8 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 5,674 49.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,401 12.2 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 83 0.7 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), 49.3% were couple families with children, 37.8% were couple families without children and 12.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.1 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.9 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas) 19.1% of single parents were male and 80.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,034 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,273 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,273 and those without children was $2,034.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,917 19.1 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 465 4.6 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,697 26.9 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,563 15.6 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 548 5.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,520 15.1 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 715 7.1 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 609 6.1 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 26.9% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 14,519 88.2 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,946 11.8 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), 88.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 13,837 95.3 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 184 1.3 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 418 2.9 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 80 0.6 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), 95.3% were separate houses, 1.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 16 0.1 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 295 2.0 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,484 10.2 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 6,865 47.3 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 5,667 39.0 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 195 1.3 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.0% had 1 bedroom, 10.2% had 2 bedrooms and 47.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 5,335 36.7 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 6,666 45.9 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,163 14.9 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 73 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 283 1.9 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), 36.7% were owned outright, 45.9% were owned with a mortgage and 14.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 11,356 78.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,900 20.0 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 267 1.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 78.2% were family households, 20.0% were single person households and 1.8% were group households.

Household income Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.4 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.6 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), 19.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.6% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 240 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.5 -- 9.1 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.1 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.9 -- 10.1 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
None 454 3.1 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,651 25.1 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 6,148 42.3 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3,941 27.1 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 326 2.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), 25.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 27.1% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 195 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 98 50.3 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 97 49.7 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 195 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 98 (or 50.3%) were male and 97 (or 49.7%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,375 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,375.

Mortgage and rent Macedon Ranges (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 238 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,084 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Macedon Ranges (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $238 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,084.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data | These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats | For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2011 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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