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Wendouree

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Wendouree indicate a 13.5% increase in population under working age, a 2.0% increase in population of retirement age, and a 3.4% 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 Ballarat 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
Wendouree - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 46666.36996.37176.3+51
5 to 95955.66686.06775.9+81
10 to 145275.06626.06725.9+144
15 to 197146.77807.08087.1+94
20 to 247487.17016.37526.6+3
25 to 297356.97186.57366.5+2
30 to 346015.76866.26745.9+73
35 to 394764.56515.96455.7+169
40 to 445395.16125.56345.6+95
45 to 496025.75454.96135.4+11
50 to 545265.05755.26145.4+88
55 to 596235.95925.35594.9-64
60 to 646095.75254.75604.9-49
65 to 696275.96385.76315.5+4
70 to 746536.26325.75925.2-61
75 to 794934.65555.05815.1+88
80 to 844374.14554.14714.1+34
85 and over4344.14173.84453.9+12
Total persons10,605100.011,112100.011,380100.0+774

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, 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+,  2036: 445 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 471 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 581 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 592 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 631 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 560 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 559 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 614 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 613 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 634 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 645 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 674 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 736 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 752 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 808 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 672 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 677 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 717 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 417 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 455 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 555 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 632 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 638 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 525 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 592 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 575 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 545 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 612 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 651 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 686 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 718 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 701 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 780 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 662 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 668 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 699 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 434 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 437 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 493 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 653 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 627 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 609 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 623 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 526 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 602 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 539 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 476 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 601 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 735 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 748 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 714 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 527 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 595 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 666
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, 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+,  2026 to 2036: 29 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 15 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 26 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: -40 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: -7 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 35 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: -33 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 39 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 67 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 22 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: -5 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: -12 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 18 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 51 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 27 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 9 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 8 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 18 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: -17 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 18 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 62 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: -21 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 11 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: -85 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -31 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 49 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -56 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 73 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 174 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 85 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -16 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -47 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 66 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 135 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 73 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 33
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Wendouree was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 7.1% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39, which is expected to increase by 174 and account for 5.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 15 to 19 years, with a total of 780 persons.

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