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Macleod

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Macleod indicate a 10.8% increase in population under working age, a 11.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 5.5% 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 Macleod 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
Macleod - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45146.94966.14986.0-16
5 to 94455.94485.64345.2-11
10 to 142693.64175.24084.9+138
15 to 192923.94295.34275.1+135
20 to 243875.24615.75226.2+134
25 to 295477.35296.65696.8+22
30 to 346548.75667.05796.9-75
35 to 395988.05777.25676.8-31
40 to 445417.25677.05356.4-6
45 to 494546.15296.65196.2+66
50 to 544415.95006.25126.1+72
55 to 594125.54335.44745.7+62
60 to 644055.44005.04355.2+30
65 to 693925.23684.63804.6-11
70 to 742503.33624.53624.3+111
75 to 792443.33404.23304.0+86
80 to 842753.72383.03033.6+28
85 and over3735.04095.14965.9+122
Total persons7,492100.08,070100.08,348100.0+856
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 Macleod was ages 30 to 34, which accounted for 8.7% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 10 to 14, which is expected to increase by 148 and account for 5.2% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 35 to 39 years, with a total of 577 persons.

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