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Balwyn

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Balwyn indicate a 16.1% increase in population under working age, a 26.1% increase in population of retirement age, and a 5.6% 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 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
Balwyn - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 46184.47374.78194.7+201
5 to 97585.48815.69715.6+213
10 to 149496.71,0826.91,2046.9+255
15 to 191,2068.51,2578.01,3918.0+185
20 to 241,0727.61,1157.11,2377.1+165
25 to 298976.39315.91,0085.8+111
30 to 346634.77855.08504.9+186
35 to 396724.88465.49145.2+242
40 to 448706.29666.21,0746.1+204
45 to 491,0827.61,0526.71,1826.8+101
50 to 541,0367.39926.31,0976.3+62
55 to 599246.59366.09675.5+43
60 to 648065.78615.58665.0+60
65 to 697305.28365.38584.9+128
70 to 745924.27935.08765.0+284
75 to 794333.16924.48364.8+403
80 to 843902.84783.06733.8+283
85 and over4423.14643.06663.8+224
Total persons14,141100.015,704100.017,489100.0+3,348

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2018.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 666 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 673 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 836 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 876 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 858 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 866 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 967 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 1,097 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 1,182 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 1,074 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 914 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 850 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 1,008 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 1,237 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 1,391 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 1,204 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 971 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 819 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 464 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 478 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 692 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 793 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 836 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 861 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 936 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 992 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 1,052 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 966 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 846 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 785 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 931 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 1,115 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 1,257 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 1,082 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 881 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 737 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 442 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 390 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 433 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 592 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 730 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 806 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 924 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 1,036 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 1,082 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 870 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 672 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 663 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 897 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 1,072 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 1,206 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 949 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 758 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 618
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2018.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2041: 202 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2041: 195 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2041: 144 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2041: 83 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2041: 22 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2041: 5 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2041: 31 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2041: 106 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2041: 130 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2041: 108 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2041: 68 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2041: 65 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2041: 77 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2041: 122 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2041: 135 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2041: 122 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2041: 90 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2041: 82 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 22 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 87 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 259 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 201 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 105 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 55 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 12 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -44 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -29 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 96 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 174 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 121 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 34 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 44 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 51 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 133 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 123 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 119
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Balwyn was ages 15 to 19, 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 259 and account for 4.4% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 15 to 19 years, with a total of 1,257 persons.

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