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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 Monash

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the City of Monash indicate a 2.6% increase in population under working age, a 12.4% increase in population of retirement age, and a 5.5% 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 persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 10,2135.310,5535.210,8355.0+622
5 to 9 10,5565.510,4065.110,7385.0+182
10 to 14 10,0405.210,6425.211,1675.2+1,127
15 to 19 13,1816.814,4067.014,7716.9+1,590
20 to 24 19,28910.019,9439.720,5849.6+1,295
25 to 29 15,8188.216,4378.017,3058.1+1,487
30 to 34 13,9327.213,9516.814,4546.7+522
35 to 39 12,1446.313,3476.514,0276.5+1,883
40 to 44 12,5636.513,6986.714,2826.7+1,719
45 to 49 12,5836.512,6176.213,6356.4+1,052
50 to 54 11,2995.911,9405.812,8146.0+1,515
55 to 59 10,1575.311,1125.411,3225.3+1,165
60 to 64 9,0424.79,6794.710,2124.8+1,170
65 to 69 8,4714.48,5834.29,3204.3+849
70 to 74 7,2583.87,5983.78,2083.8+950
75 to 79 6,3553.36,7503.37,0483.3+693
80 to 84 4,8202.55,3102.65,6572.6+837
85 and over5,1292.77,7663.88,2693.9+3,140
Total persons192,850100.0204,737100.0214,649100.0+21,799

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

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 8,269 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 5,657 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 7,048 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 8,208 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 9,320 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 10,212 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 11,322 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 12,814 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 13,635 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 14,282 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 14,027 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 14,454 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 17,305 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 20,584 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 14,771 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 11,167 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 10,738 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 10,835 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 7,766 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 5,310 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 6,750 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 7,598 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 8,583 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 9,679 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 11,112 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 11,940 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 12,617 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 13,698 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 13,347 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 13,951 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 16,437 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 19,943 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 14,406 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 10,642 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 10,406 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 10,553 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 5,129 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 4,820 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 6,355 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 7,258 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 8,471 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 9,042 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 10,157 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 11,299 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 12,583 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 12,563 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 12,144 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 13,932 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 15,818 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 19,289 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 13,181 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 10,040 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 10,556 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 10,213
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 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: 503 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 348 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 298 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 611 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 737 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 534 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 211 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 874 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,018 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 585 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 680 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 503 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 869 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 640 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 365 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 525 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 332 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 281 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 2,637 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 490 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 395 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 340 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 112 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 637 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 955 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 641 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 34 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 1,135 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 1,203 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 19 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 619 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 654 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 1,225 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 602 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -150 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 340
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the City of Monash was ages 20 to 24 , which accounted for 10.0% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 85 and over, which is expected to increase by 2,637 and account for 3.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 19,943 persons.

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