CENSUS data collected last year has revealed the typical Shire of Strathbogie resident as someone 52 years of age, a modest income earning, regularly volunteering atheist, born in Australia, living with a partner without kids, in their own house, working in a managerial position.
There are now more of us living in the Shire of Strathbogie than at any other point in recent decades, with the population ticking over another milestone to reach 10,274, up from 9958 the previous year.
The increase in population from 2016-2017 is the highest in recent memory, after more than a decade of fairly flat population growth.
The median age of residents in the Shire is 52, well above the state and federal averages of 37 and 38 respectively.
Those 65 years or older make up a disproportionately high percentage of the total shire population.
At 28 per cent, it is well above the Victorian and national composition of 15.6 and 15.8 per cent respectively.