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City of CanningPopulation forecast

Willetton - Leeming (part)

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Willetton - Leeming (part) indicate a 10.6% increase in population under working age, a 8.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 8.3% 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 Willetton - Leeming (part) 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
Willetton - Leeming (part) - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 49424.91,0735.11,1065.1+164
5 to 91,4237.41,5057.21,5537.2+130
10 to 141,6128.41,8198.71,8768.7+264
15 to 191,6608.61,8528.81,9088.8+248
20 to 241,2986.71,4306.81,4736.8+174
25 to 298694.51,0264.91,0614.9+191
30 to 349234.81,0805.11,1145.2+191
35 to 391,2896.71,4637.01,5077.0+218
40 to 441,5378.01,7748.51,8348.5+297
45 to 491,4827.71,7328.31,8038.3+321
50 to 541,2496.51,4086.71,4846.9+235
55 to 591,2216.31,1145.31,2035.6-19
60 to 641,1886.28924.39824.5-206
65 to 691,0325.47823.78343.9-199
70 to 746713.57003.36493.0-21
75 to 793882.06042.95052.3+118
80 to 842381.24232.03901.8+152
85 and over2381.22871.43461.6+108
Total persons19,262100.020,963100.021,628100.0+2,366
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Willetton - Leeming (part) was ages 15 to 19, which accounted for 8.6% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 45 to 49, which is expected to increase by 250 and account for 8.3% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 15 to 19 years, with a total of 1,852 persons.

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