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City of BelmontPopulation forecast


Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Cloverdale indicate a 22.8% increase in population under working age, a 12.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 25.9% 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 Cloverdale 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
Cloverdale - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45626.76886.67076.3+145
5 to 94885.85955.76165.5+128
10 to 144335.15385.25665.0+133
15 to 194074.85665.46135.4+206
20 to 246948.28338.08877.9+193
25 to 2991910.91,04510.11,1019.8+182
30 to 3486010.21,0239.81,0819.6+221
35 to 395656.78348.08737.7+308
40 to 445646.77166.97496.6+184
45 to 494625.56466.26926.1+230
50 to 544465.35515.36595.8+213
55 to 594335.15145.05885.2+155
60 to 643303.94214.14684.1+138
65 to 693303.93703.64303.8+100
70 to 742392.83303.23703.3+130
75 to 792182.62742.63343.0+116
80 to 842412.92502.43002.7+59
85 and over2322.71991.92532.2+22
Total persons8,423100.010,393100.011,286100.0+2,863
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Cloverdale was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 10.9% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39, which is expected to increase by 269 and account for 8.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 1,045 persons.

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