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Heidelberg Heights

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Heidelberg Heights indicate a 43.4% increase in population under working age, a 21.7% increase in population of retirement age, and a 18.1% 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 Heidelberg Heights 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
Heidelberg Heights - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 44497.06288.06887.8+239
5 to 93295.24505.85025.7+173
10 to 142093.33374.34114.7+202
15 to 193305.23844.94525.1+122
20 to 244747.45997.76937.9+219
25 to 2970711.179510.28619.8+154
30 to 346229.779310.18669.8+244
35 to 395248.27029.07578.6+233
40 to 444316.75376.96096.9+178
45 to 493836.04495.75336.1+150
50 to 544366.84225.44915.6+55
55 to 593705.83784.84264.8+56
60 to 643245.13764.83754.3+51
65 to 692513.92873.73023.4+51
70 to 741602.52433.12783.2+118
75 to 791492.31802.32212.5+71
80 to 84921.41171.51732.0+81
85 and over1462.31441.81611.8+15
Total persons6,387100.07,821100.08,797100.0+2,410
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 Heidelberg Heights was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 11.1% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 0 to 4, which is expected to increase by 179 and account for 8.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 795 persons.

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