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Spring Farm

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Spring Farm indicate a 190.4% increase in population under working age, a 147.7% increase in population of retirement age, and a 164.6% 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 Spring Farm 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
Spring Farm - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 459913.61,21910.29038.0+304
5 to 93437.81,22810.39648.5+621
10 to 142666.11,0618.99488.4+682
15 to 191944.47616.48397.4+645
20 to 242225.06475.46896.1+468
25 to 2959913.68266.96725.9+73
30 to 3463214.41,1299.58197.2+187
35 to 394229.61,30110.99208.1+498
40 to 442876.51,19510.09958.8+708
45 to 491754.08276.99728.6+797
50 to 541723.95674.88307.3+658
55 to 591443.33713.16045.3+461
60 to 641433.32882.44393.9+296
65 to 691152.62101.82892.6+174
70 to 74551.21351.11911.7+136
75 to 79120.3860.71251.1+114
80 to 84150.3410.3720.6+58
85 and over00.0160.1340.3+34
Total persons4,392100.011,908100.011,306100.0+6,914
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Spring Farm was ages 30 to 34, which accounted for 14.4% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 40 to 44, which is expected to increase by 909 and account for 10.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 35 to 39 years, with a total of 1,301 persons.

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