Macedon

  • State
    VIC
  • Region Size
    3845.89 (Sq Kms)
  • Population
    89,515
  • Largest Regional City
    Gisborne
  • No. of Jobs
    66,903
  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage
    $426
  • Median Weekly Household Rent
    $350
  • Region is known for
    Connectivity and thriving communities
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data
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Macedon

Experience the breathtaking Macedon region, where natural beauty, thriving businesses, and a vibrant community combine to offer a lifestyle with so much more. Nestled in Central Victoria, just an hour away from Melbourne, this region offers an idyllic setting that feels worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of the city. From Clarkefield to Kyneton, Lancefield to Woodend, the Macedon Ranges Shire consistently ranks highly in quality-of-life surveys, and it’s easy to see why.

People

People are the heart of all communities. Get a picture of Macedon by understanding the people who live there.

  • 89,515
    Estimated resident population (no.)
  • 41
    Median age - persons (years)
  • 55,454
    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)
  • 1,031
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)
  • 12,090
    Persons born overseas (no.)
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Industry

From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, industries in Macedon form an important part of the community.

  • 8,755
    Total number of businesses
Employment

A move to more means creating a better life for yourself. Gain insight into the job market in Macedon to assist in your decision-making.

  • 66,903
    Number of jobs (no.)
  • 837
    Median weekly personal income ($)
  • 8,755
    Total number of businesses
Household

Discover the household make-up of those already living in Macedon to help you decide if this is the right region for you.

  • 33,105
    Total households (no.)
  • 2.7
    Average household size (no. of persons)
  • 1,132
    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)
  • 1,846
    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)
  • 350
    Median weekly household rental payment ($)
Services

Have confidence that Macedon has the services you need to support your lifestyle. This is a vital step in your decision to move to more.

  • 2
    Number of Hospitals
  • 1
    Number of Airports
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Of everything you need

The Macedon Ranges is home to stunning natural landscapes – native forests, waterfalls, and spectacular rock formations including the famous Hanging Rock. The towns in the region also provide everything you need for a modern, comfortable lifestyle. Gisborne, the largest rural hub in the area, boasts fantastic cafes, restaurants, wine bars and shops. Kyneton, the second largest town, is much-loved for its artistic, gastronomic, and retail delights. The township also boasts a year-round calendar of vibrant events which include fairs, festivals, and agricultural shows.

Living in Macedon

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Connectivity

Escape the city without sacrificing convenience. Macedon’s prime location ensures seamless connectivity. Whether by car or train, you can reach Melbourne or Bendigo in under an hour. Take the scenic Calder Highway, linking the two cities, or for a hassle-free commute hop on the V/line train service that runs almost every hour and stopping at Clarkefield, Riddells Creek, Gisborne, Macedon, Woodend, Kyneton, and Malmsbury – making travel a breeze.

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For your family

Education is a priority here. Families will find a wide range of schooling options throughout the region. Every major town has at least one local primary school, ensuring convenient access to quality education. Macedon offers a nurturing environment for your children’s educational journey with schools like Alice Miller School, Castlemaine Steiner School and Kindergarten, Braemer College, and Castlemaine Secondary College providing excellent learning opportunities.

Towns of Macedon

Discover towns where picturesque landscapes, vibrant communities, boutique cellar doors, fresh produce, and gourmet dining mix with thriving businesses and world-class education facilities.

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