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City of BaysidePopulation forecast

Brighton East

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Brighton East indicate a 3.7% decrease in population under working age, a 19.8% increase in population of retirement age, and a 3.6% 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 Brighton East 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
Brighton East - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 48885.48875.19335.1+45
5 to 91,2637.71,1446.61,2006.5-63
10 to 141,2337.51,2297.11,2616.9+28
15 to 191,0596.41,1896.91,1656.4+105
20 to 248605.29175.39245.0+64
25 to 296283.86553.86933.8+65
30 to 346674.07194.17604.1+93
35 to 398845.49565.51,0035.5+120
40 to 441,2537.61,1816.81,2366.7-17
45 to 491,3948.51,2357.11,2967.1-98
50 to 541,2587.61,2697.31,2606.9+2
55 to 591,1266.81,2227.01,1576.3+31
60 to 648995.51,0516.11,0395.7+139
65 to 698185.09035.29535.2+135
70 to 746564.07374.29095.0+252
75 to 795003.06894.08224.5+322
80 to 843932.45583.27294.0+336
85 and over7094.37994.69845.4+275
Total persons16,488100.017,341100.018,323100.0+1,835
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, August 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Brighton East was ages 45 to 49, which accounted for 8.5% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79, which is expected to increase by 189 and account for 4.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 50 to 54 years, with a total of 1,269 persons.

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