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City of BoroondaraPopulation forecast

City of Boroondara

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for City of Boroondara indicate a 3.3% increase in population under working age, a 18.5% increase in population of retirement age, and a 6.9% 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 the City of Boroondara 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
City of Boroondara - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 48,6144.99,2224.810,0114.7+1,397
5 to 910,6906.010,6895.611,6335.5+943
10 to 1411,4216.411,8356.212,8486.1+1,427
15 to 1912,5327.113,9377.314,8117.0+2,279
20 to 2414,6648.315,1217.916,4177.8+1,753
25 to 2913,7267.714,0757.315,4907.3+1,764
30 to 3411,2566.312,2486.413,4136.3+2,157
35 to 3910,3845.911,9776.313,0476.2+2,663
40 to 4411,5706.512,7626.713,9756.6+2,405
45 to 4912,7197.212,9906.814,4616.8+1,742
50 to 5412,2256.912,5086.513,8156.5+1,590
55 to 5910,6936.011,4106.012,2515.8+1,558
60 to 649,1035.110,0605.310,7175.1+1,614
65 to 698,2754.78,9174.79,6804.6+1,405
70 to 746,2503.57,6644.08,7184.1+2,468
75 to 794,6342.66,5563.47,5383.6+2,904
80 to 843,6022.04,6822.46,1552.9+2,553
85 and over4,9182.84,9672.66,3823.0+1,464
Total persons177,276100.0191,618100.0211,363100.0+34,087
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), January 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in City of Boroondara was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 8.3% 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 1,922 and account for 3.4% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 15,121 persons.

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