City of MonashPopulation forecast
Skip to content

City of Monash

Population and age structure

Between 2011 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the City of Monash indicate a 13.8% increase in population under working age, a 14.7% increase in population of retirement age, and a 9.4% 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 Monash 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 Monash - Total persons201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 9,0385.110,2865.210,6725.1+1,634
5 to 9 8,8395.010,1155.110,5515.1+1,712
10 to 14 9,1205.110,3205.210,9775.3+1,857
15 to 19 11,3916.413,3006.714,0706.8+2,679
20 to 24 17,97510.118,7639.519,4819.4+1,506
25 to 29 14,4778.116,0258.116,7798.1+2,302
30 to 34 11,3746.413,4596.814,1666.8+2,792
35 to 39 11,6356.513,2506.713,8026.6+2,167
40 to 44 12,3146.913,1246.613,9506.7+1,636
45 to 49 11,6976.612,3696.313,5026.5+1,805
50 to 54 10,9176.111,6775.912,4306.0+1,513
55 to 59 9,7835.510,8125.511,1095.3+1,326
60 to 64 9,3885.39,5244.89,9754.8+587
65 to 69 8,2614.68,4734.39,0134.3+752
70 to 74 7,2674.17,4703.88,0213.9+754
75 to 79 5,8943.36,7593.46,9853.4+1,091
80 to 84 4,6762.65,4532.85,6622.7+986
85 and over3,9242.26,2863.26,5823.2+2,658
Total persons177,970100.0197,467100.0207,727100.0+29,757

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, August 2014.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 6,582 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 5,662 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 6,985 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 8,021 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 9,013 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 9,975 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 11,109 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 12,430 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 13,502 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 13,950 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 13,802 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 14,166 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 16,779 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 19,481 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 14,070 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 10,977 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 10,551 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 10,672 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 6,286 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 5,453 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 6,759 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 7,470 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 8,473 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 9,524 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 10,812 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 11,677 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 12,369 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 13,124 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 13,250 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 13,459 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 16,025 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 18,763 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 13,300 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 10,320 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 10,115 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 10,286 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011: 3,924 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011: 4,676 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011: 5,894 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011: 7,267 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011: 8,261 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011: 9,388 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011: 9,783 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011: 10,917 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011: 11,697 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011: 12,314 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011: 11,635 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011: 11,374 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011: 14,477 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011: 17,975 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011: 11,391 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011: 9,120 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011: 8,839 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011: 9,038
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, August 2014.
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: 297 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 209 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 226 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 550 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 540 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 451 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 297 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 754 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,133 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 825 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 552 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 706 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 754 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 718 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 770 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 656 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 436 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 386 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2026: 2,362 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2026: 777 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2026: 865 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2026: 203 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2026: 212 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2026: 136 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2026: 1,029 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2026: 760 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2026: 672 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2026: 810 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2026: 1,615 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2026: 2,085 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2026: 1,548 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2026: 788 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2026: 1,909 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2026: 1,200 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2026: 1,276 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2026: 1,248
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, August 2014.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant age structure for persons in the City of Monash was ages 20 to 24 , which accounted for 10.1% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 85 and over, which is expected to increase by 2,362 and account for 3.2% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 18,763 persons.

v17.06.20-1.0.0