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North Strathfield - Strathfield

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for North Strathfield - Strathfield indicate a 36.1% increase in population under working age, a 83.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 15.5% 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 North Strathfield - Strathfield 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
North Strathfield - Strathfield - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 44595.95956.37286.1+269
5 to 92943.83673.94353.7+141
10 to 142112.73503.74173.5+206
15 to 194155.35615.96755.7+260
20 to 241,04613.41,04011.01,35511.4+309
25 to 291,47218.91,58716.72,06317.3+591
30 to 341,20715.51,32013.91,65213.9+445
35 to 396157.98468.91,0388.7+423
40 to 444435.75916.26845.7+242
45 to 493784.94484.75854.9+207
50 to 543144.03994.25244.4+210
55 to 593053.93203.43893.3+84
60 to 641922.52672.83192.7+127
65 to 691251.62772.92972.5+171
70 to 74700.91972.12632.2+192
75 to 79981.31281.42161.8+118
80 to 84720.9870.91471.2+75
85 and over710.91101.21291.1+58
Total persons7,788100.09,490100.011,917100.0+4,129
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in North Strathfield - Strathfield was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 18.9% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39, which is expected to increase by 231 and account for 8.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 1,587 persons.

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