City of WhittleseaPopulation 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 Whittlesea

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2021, the age structure forecasts for the City of Whittlesea indicate a 24.4% increase in population under working age, a 22.7% increase in population of retirement age, and a 16.3% 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 Whittlesea 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 Whittlesea - Total persons201620212041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 17,4978.421,5788.731,5158.2+14,018
5 to 9 14,6567.118,6977.628,2797.4+13,623
10 to 14 12,5166.015,3096.224,4976.4+11,981
15 to 19 12,1995.914,0985.723,0136.0+10,814
20 to 24 14,9097.216,5206.724,9426.5+10,033
25 to 29 17,4198.420,1368.228,0337.3+10,614
30 to 34 19,0969.221,0958.529,6097.7+10,513
35 to 39 16,1247.820,7188.428,8527.5+12,728
40 to 44 14,4386.917,1126.926,1316.8+11,693
45 to 49 13,1816.315,4186.224,2876.3+11,106
50 to 54 11,9845.813,7005.522,0215.8+10,037
55 to 59 10,7225.212,3845.020,0875.2+9,365
60 to 64 9,3644.510,9534.417,4914.6+8,127
65 to 69 8,1843.99,3463.815,1223.9+6,938
70 to 74 5,8112.87,8683.213,0983.4+7,287
75 to 79 4,3512.15,5402.210,9242.9+6,573
80 to 84 3,0671.53,6231.58,0622.1+4,995
85 and over2,3631.12,8081.16,9351.8+4,572
Total persons207,881100.0246,904100.0382,896100.0+175,015

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, 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+,  2041: 6,935 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 8,062 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 10,924 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 13,098 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 15,122 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 17,491 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 20,087 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 22,021 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 24,287 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 26,131 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 28,852 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 29,609 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 28,033 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 24,942 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 23,013 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 24,497 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 28,279 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 31,515 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2021: 2,808 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2021: 3,623 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2021: 5,540 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2021: 7,868 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2021: 9,346 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2021: 10,953 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2021: 12,384 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2021: 13,700 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2021: 15,418 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2021: 17,112 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2021: 20,718 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2021: 21,095 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2021: 20,136 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2021: 16,520 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2021: 14,098 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2021: 15,309 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2021: 18,697 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2021: 21,578 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 2,363 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 3,067 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 4,351 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 5,811 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 8,184 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 9,364 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 10,722 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 11,984 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 13,181 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 14,438 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 16,124 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 19,096 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 17,419 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 14,909 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 12,199 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 12,516 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 14,656 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 17,497
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, 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+,  2021 to 2041: 4,127 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2041: 4,439 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2041: 5,384 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2041: 5,229 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2041: 5,775 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2041: 6,538 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2041: 7,702 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2041: 8,321 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2041: 8,870 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2041: 9,019 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2041: 8,134 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2041: 8,515 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2041: 7,896 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2041: 8,422 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2041: 8,915 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2041: 9,188 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2041: 9,582 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2041: 9,937 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 445 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: 556 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: 1,189 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: 2,057 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 1,162 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 1,589 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 1,662 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 1,716 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 2,237 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 2,674 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 4,594 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 1,999 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 2,717 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 1,611 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 1,899 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 2,793 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 4,041 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 4,081
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the City of Whittlesea was ages 30 to 34 , which accounted for 9.2% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2021 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39 , which is expected to increase by 4,594 and account for 8.4% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2021 is 0 to 4 years, with a total of 21,578 persons.

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