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Bayside CouncilPopulation forecast

Mascot Station Precinct and Environs

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Mascot Station Precinct and Environs indicate a 24.5% increase in population under working age, a 29.2% increase in population of retirement age, and a 83.7% 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 Mascot Station Precinct and Environs 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
Mascot Station Precinct and Environs - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41553.93725.83415.3+186
5 to 93097.82974.63024.7-7
10 to 143338.43235.03134.9-20
15 to 192827.14356.73455.4+63
20 to 242606.54947.74136.4+153
25 to 292095.25518.54977.8+288
30 to 341543.95478.54937.7+339
35 to 391934.84657.24597.2+266
40 to 443097.84196.54477.0+138
45 to 493117.84206.54386.8+127
50 to 543087.74497.04426.9+134
55 to 592426.14086.34206.6+178
60 to 641884.73235.03705.8+182
65 to 691884.72533.93265.1+138
70 to 741884.72353.62944.6+106
75 to 791553.92083.22333.6+78
80 to 84952.41502.31672.6+72
85 and over1072.71011.61101.7+3
Total persons3,986100.06,450100.06,412100.0+2,426
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 Mascot Station Precinct and Environs was ages 10 to 14, which accounted for 8.4% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 30 to 34, which is expected to increase by 393 and account for 8.5% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 551 persons.

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