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Yarra Ranges Shire

Births and deaths

In 2016 Seville - Seville East is forecast to have the highest fertility rate of 2.92 (births per woman), this is expected to decrease to 2.79 in 2036.

The number of births in Yarra Ranges Shire are derived by multiplying age specific fertility rates of women aged 15-49 by the female population in these age groups for all years during the forecast period.

Birth rates are especially influential in determining the number of children in an area, with most inner urban areas having relatively low birth rates, compared to outer suburban or rural and regional areas. Birth rates have been changing, with a greater share of women bearing children at older ages or not at all, with overall increases in fertility rates. This can have a large impact on the future population profile.

Forecast fertility rates (births per woman)
Yarra Ranges ShireYearChange between 2011 and 2036
Yarra Ranges Shire1.931.88-0.04
Belgrave - Selby1.771.73-0.04
Belgrave Heights and Surrounds1.971.85-0.11
Chirnside Park1.721.61-0.12
Gruyere - Coldstream - Yering1.801.73-0.08
Healesville and Surrounds1.901.84-0.06
Hilltop Towns1.851.69-0.16
Kallista and Surrounds1.821.68-0.14
Launching Place - Woori Yallock - Don Valley2.041.99-0.05
Monbulk - Silvan1.781.68-0.10
Mount Evelyn2.142.08-0.06
Rural South and East1.771.65-0.12
Seville - Seville East3.062.79-0.27
Upwey and Surrounds1.821.70-0.12
Wandin and Surrounds1.951.89-0.06
Warburton and Surrounds2.232.11-0.12
Yarra Glen and Surrounds1.941.96+0.01
Yarra Junction - Millgrove - Wesburn2.382.30-0.08

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2013.

Death rates

The forecast number of deaths in Yarra Ranges Shire is a reflection of death rates assumed for small areas. For historical years, this will equal the number of deaths published by the ABS, where this information was available at the time of forecasting. These rates are based on historical estimates for Yarra Ranges Shire, which have been extrapolated into the future, assuming an increase in expectation of life in all age groups (except 85 years and over).

Death rates are influential in shaping the numbers of older people in an area's population. Death rates too have been changing, with higher life expectancy at most ages, with men's life expectancy increasing more than that of women.