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Burwood - Canada Bay - StrathfieldPopulation forecast

Burwood - Canada Bay - Strathfield

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Burwood - Canada Bay - Strathfield indicate a 19.2% increase in population under working age, a 36.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 19.3% 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 Burwood - Canada Bay - Strathfield 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
Burwood - Canada Bay - Strathfield - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 410,1825.912,2815.813,0885.7+2,906
5 to 98,7255.09,9234.710,5734.6+1,848
10 to 147,7004.49,5074.510,1584.4+2,457
15 to 199,1155.311,6335.512,3365.3+3,221
20 to 2415,8359.117,9708.519,4908.4+3,655
25 to 2919,36511.222,60610.724,43010.6+5,065
30 to 3416,8779.719,8039.421,1259.1+4,248
35 to 3912,6337.315,7817.516,9837.3+4,350
40 to 4411,1976.513,5826.514,6356.3+3,438
45 to 4910,4826.112,5836.013,8236.0+3,341
50 to 5410,3005.911,9435.713,1735.7+2,873
55 to 599,4565.510,9345.212,1365.3+2,680
60 to 647,9124.610,0524.811,0154.8+3,103
65 to 696,9164.08,8724.29,7924.2+2,876
70 to 745,2103.07,3913.58,8163.8+3,606
75 to 794,2172.46,2523.07,5873.3+3,370
80 to 843,2991.94,5022.15,8252.5+2,526
85 and over3,7872.24,9062.36,1582.7+2,371
Total persons173,209100.0210,521100.0231,143100.0+57,934
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Burwood - Canada Bay - Strathfield was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 11.2% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 25 to 29, which is expected to increase by 3,241 and account for 10.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 22,606 persons.

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