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City of BoroondaraPopulation forecast


Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Camberwell indicate a 5.2% increase in population under working age, a 23.0% increase in population of retirement age, and a 9.1% 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 Camberwell 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
Camberwell - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41,1604.91,2774.81,5144.8+355
5 to 91,4906.31,5415.81,8405.9+350
10 to 141,6226.81,6786.31,9976.4+375
15 to 191,6887.11,8356.92,1436.9+455
20 to 241,8447.71,8907.12,2237.1+380
25 to 291,4236.01,6196.11,9226.1+498
30 to 341,2805.41,4955.61,7635.6+483
35 to 391,2825.41,5555.91,8585.9+576
40 to 441,5046.31,7156.52,0566.6+553
45 to 491,7277.21,7816.72,1656.9+438
50 to 541,6957.11,7196.52,0646.6+369
55 to 591,4606.11,5385.81,7815.7+321
60 to 641,2395.21,3755.21,5485.0+310
65 to 691,2125.11,2294.61,3884.4+176
70 to 749103.81,0864.11,2674.1+357
75 to 797153.01,0694.01,2023.8+487
80 to 846322.78973.41,1203.6+488
85 and over9534.01,1584.41,4014.5+449
Total persons23,835100.026,459100.031,252100.0+7,418
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, January 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Camberwell was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 7.7% 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 355 and account for 4.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 1,890 persons.

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