City of Greater BendigoPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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City of Greater Bendigo

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the City of Greater Bendigo indicate a 24.5% increase in population under working age, a 31.7% increase in population of retirement age, and a 15.9% increase in population of working age.

Knowledge of how the age structure of the population is changing is essential for planning age-based facilities and services, such as child care, recreation and aged care.

The forecast age groups of the City of Greater Bendigo is a function of the current age of the population (people aging each year, being born and dying) as well as the age of people migrating into and out of the area. This in turn is driven by location (fringe, city centre, regional or rural) the existing housing stock (separate dwellings, medium or high density), the amount and type of new residential development (same as existing stock, or diversifying) and where the area is in a cycle of change. We call this the area’s residential role and function. You can learn more about this in the section household and suburb life cycles.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
City of Greater Bendigo - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 7,4886.79,2286.910,3196.6+2,831
5 to 9 7,5206.79,3376.910,4876.7+2,967
10 to 14 6,9066.28,7246.510,2346.6+3,328
15 to 19 7,2546.58,7066.510,1196.5+2,865
20 to 24 7,9937.28,3626.29,5586.1+1,565
25 to 29 7,3716.68,0416.09,0035.8+1,631
30 to 34 7,0046.38,4616.39,3976.0+2,394
35 to 39 6,4685.88,7586.59,9486.4+3,480
40 to 44 6,7706.18,5196.39,9856.4+3,215
45 to 49 6,8906.27,9105.99,7056.2+2,815
50 to 54 7,1476.47,8295.89,3406.0+2,193
55 to 59 7,2356.57,7465.88,8065.7+1,571
60 to 64 6,5935.97,6385.78,4715.4+1,878
65 to 69 6,1115.57,2235.47,8885.1+1,777
70 to 74 4,4824.06,1894.67,1774.6+2,695
75 to 79 3,4703.15,2343.96,2934.0+2,823
80 to 84 2,4212.23,5292.64,8283.1+2,408
85 and over2,6582.43,0322.34,0372.6+1,379
Total persons111,782100.0134,466100.0155,596100.0+43,813

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 4,037 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 4,828 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 6,293 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 7,177 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 7,888 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 8,471 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 8,806 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 9,340 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 9,705 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 9,985 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 9,948 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 9,397 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 9,003 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 9,558 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 10,119 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 10,234 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 10,487 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 10,319 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 3,032 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 3,529 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 5,234 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 6,189 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 7,223 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 7,638 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 7,746 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 7,829 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 7,910 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 8,519 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 8,758 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 8,461 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 8,041 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 8,362 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 8,706 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 8,724 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 9,337 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 9,228 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 2,658 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 2,421 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 3,470 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 4,482 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 6,111 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 6,593 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 7,235 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 7,147 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 6,890 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 6,770 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 6,468 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 7,004 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 7,371 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 7,993 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 7,254 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 6,906 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 7,520 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 7,488
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 1,004 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 1,300 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 1,060 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 988 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 665 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 833 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 1,060 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 1,511 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,796 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 1,466 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 1,190 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 937 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 961 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 1,196 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 1,413 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 1,510 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 1,149 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 1,091 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 375 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 1,108 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 1,763 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 1,707 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 1,112 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 1,045 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 511 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 682 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 1,019 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 1,749 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 2,290 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 1,457 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 670 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 369 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 1,452 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 1,818 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 1,817 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 1,740
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the City of Greater Bendigo was ages 20 to 24 , which accounted for 7.2% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39 , which is expected to increase by 2,290 and account for 6.5% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 9,337 persons.

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