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City of Greater Bendigo

Population and age structure

Between 2011 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the City of Greater Bendigo indicate a 38.1% increase in population under working age, a 58.5% increase in population of retirement age, and a 23.9% 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 persons201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 6,7766.69,1876.810,3426.6+3,566
5 to 9 6,3656.29,2816.910,5056.7+4,139
10 to 14 6,6496.58,8686.610,2396.6+3,590
15 to 19 7,3867.28,7006.510,1346.5+2,748
20 to 24 7,5397.48,3896.29,6446.2+2,105
25 to 29 6,4596.38,0526.09,0285.8+2,569
30 to 34 5,9205.88,4236.39,4386.0+3,518
35 to 39 6,3006.28,7656.59,9906.4+3,690
40 to 44 6,5226.48,5376.310,0076.4+3,485
45 to 49 6,7846.78,0576.09,7236.2+2,939
50 to 54 6,9476.87,9435.99,3706.0+2,423
55 to 59 6,5276.47,7525.88,9085.7+2,381
60 to 64 5,9855.97,6335.78,5535.5+2,568
65 to 69 4,5834.57,1535.37,9115.1+3,328
70 to 74 3,7393.76,2514.67,1864.6+3,448
75 to 79 2,9162.95,1133.86,2544.0+3,338
80 to 84 2,4142.43,5212.64,8763.1+2,462
85 and over2,1872.13,0702.34,0422.6+1,855
Total persons101,997100.0134,695100.0156,151100.0+54,154

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, August 2015.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 4,042 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 4,876 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 6,254 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 7,186 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 7,911 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 8,553 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 8,908 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 9,370 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 9,723 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 10,007 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 9,990 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 9,438 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 9,028 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 9,644 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 10,134 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 10,239 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 10,505 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 10,342 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 3,070 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 3,521 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 5,113 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 6,251 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 7,153 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 7,633 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 7,752 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 7,943 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 8,057 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 8,537 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 8,765 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 8,423 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 8,052 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 8,389 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 8,700 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 8,868 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 9,281 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 9,187 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011: 2,187 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011: 2,414 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011: 2,916 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011: 3,739 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011: 4,583 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011: 5,985 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011: 6,527 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011: 6,947 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011: 6,784 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011: 6,522 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011: 6,300 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011: 5,920 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011: 6,459 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011: 7,539 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011: 7,386 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011: 6,649 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011: 6,365 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011: 6,776
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, August 2015.
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: 972 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 1,355 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 1,141 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 935 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 758 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 919 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 1,156 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 1,427 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,666 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 1,470 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 1,226 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 1,016 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 976 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 1,256 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 1,434 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 1,371 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 1,224 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 1,155 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2026: 883 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2026: 1,107 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2026: 2,197 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2026: 2,513 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2026: 2,570 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2026: 1,649 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2026: 1,226 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2026: 996 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2026: 1,273 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2026: 2,015 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2026: 2,464 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2026: 2,503 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2026: 1,593 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2026: 849 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2026: 1,314 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2026: 2,219 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2026: 2,916 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2026: 2,411
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, August 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant age structure for persons in the City of Greater Bendigo was ages 20 to 24 , which accounted for 7.4% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 5 to 9 , which is expected to increase by 2,916 and account for 6.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 9,281 persons.

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