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City of CanningPopulation forecast

Canning Vale

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Canning Vale indicate a 9.3% decrease in population under working age, a 65.0% increase in population of retirement age, and a 12.6% decrease 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 Canning Vale 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
Canning Vale - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45024.94915.04905.0-12
5 to 97116.95986.15916.0-120
10 to 147497.36907.06716.8-78
15 to 198858.67337.47187.3-167
20 to 248578.36887.06816.9-176
25 to 296766.65986.16056.2-71
30 to 345195.05715.85755.9+56
35 to 396186.06296.46316.4+13
40 to 447247.06997.17007.1-24
45 to 498388.17037.17117.2-127
50 to 548978.76606.76586.7-239
55 to 597096.95795.95645.7-145
60 to 645935.85345.44905.0-103
65 to 694644.55365.44424.5-22
70 to 742982.94604.74124.2+114
75 to 791461.43773.83914.0+245
80 to 84850.82352.42983.0+213
85 and over420.41001.01962.0+154
Total persons10,313100.09,880100.09,824100.0-489
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Canning Vale was ages 50 to 54, which accounted for 8.7% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79, which is expected to increase by 231 and account for 3.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 15 to 19 years, with a total of 733 persons.

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