City of WhitehorsePopulation 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 Whitehorse

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the City of Whitehorse indicate a 3.0% increase in population under working age, a 19.6% increase in population of retirement age, and a 15.3% 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 Whitehorse 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 Whitehorse - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 9,6155.710,6635.511,3285.5+1,713
5 to 9 9,8695.89,5064.910,1554.9+286
10 to 14 9,4535.69,6275.010,2264.9+773
15 to 19 10,8596.413,3426.913,3526.4+2,493
20 to 24 14,2808.417,1748.917,2888.3+3,008
25 to 29 12,9507.615,7338.116,5868.0+3,636
30 to 34 11,9907.013,8587.214,8257.1+2,835
35 to 39 10,9236.412,9006.713,9276.7+3,004
40 to 44 11,7006.912,8266.613,6576.6+1,957
45 to 49 11,6546.912,0016.213,0026.3+1,348
50 to 54 10,2526.011,6206.012,3636.0+2,111
55 to 59 9,6125.710,8745.611,2185.4+1,606
60 to 64 8,2224.89,3434.810,2975.0+2,075
65 to 69 7,6094.58,6094.49,5474.6+1,938
70 to 74 6,3443.77,4753.98,4414.1+2,097
75 to 79 5,4863.26,7393.57,7223.7+2,236
80 to 84 4,3222.55,4782.86,5023.1+2,180
85 and over4,9532.96,0463.16,9903.4+2,037
Total persons170,093100.0193,816100.0207,424100.0+37,331

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

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 6,990 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 6,502 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 7,722 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 8,441 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 9,547 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 10,297 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 11,218 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 12,363 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 13,002 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 13,657 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 13,927 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 14,825 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 16,586 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 17,288 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 13,352 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 10,226 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 10,155 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 11,328 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 6,046 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 5,478 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 6,739 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 7,475 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 8,609 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 9,343 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 10,874 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 11,620 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 12,001 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 12,826 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 12,900 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 13,858 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 15,733 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 17,174 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 13,342 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 9,627 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 9,506 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 10,663 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 4,953 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 4,322 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 5,486 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 6,344 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 7,609 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 8,222 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 9,612 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 10,252 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 11,654 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 11,700 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 10,923 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 11,990 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 12,950 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 14,280 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 10,859 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 9,453 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 9,869 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 9,615
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 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: 944 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 1,025 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 983 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 965 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 937 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 955 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 343 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 743 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,001 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 832 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 1,027 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 967 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 853 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 114 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 9 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 600 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 649 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 665 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 1,093 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 1,156 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 1,253 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 1,131 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 1,000 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 1,121 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 1,262 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 1,368 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 347 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 1,126 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 1,977 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 1,868 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 2,783 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 2,894 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 2,483 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 174 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -363 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 1,048
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the City of Whitehorse was ages 20 to 24 , which accounted for 8.4% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 20 to 24 , which is expected to increase by 2,894 and account for 8.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 17,174 persons.

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