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City of CanningPopulation forecast

East Cannington

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for East Cannington indicate a 18.1% increase in population under working age, a 79.7% increase in population of retirement age, and a 12.4% 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 East Cannington 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
East Cannington - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 44748.55077.65767.5+101
5 to 93356.04346.54886.3+154
10 to 143045.43735.64145.4+110
15 to 192744.93875.84355.7+161
20 to 245229.35508.26498.4+128
25 to 2970412.670210.582610.7+122
30 to 3464211.466810.077610.1+134
35 to 394437.95327.96047.8+161
40 to 443506.24346.54826.3+132
45 to 492825.03655.54015.2+118
50 to 543215.73355.03814.9+59
55 to 592574.62894.33314.3+74
60 to 642254.02573.82943.8+69
65 to 691813.22603.92783.6+96
70 to 741292.32193.32503.2+121
75 to 79671.21592.42032.6+136
80 to 84631.11261.91702.2+107
85 and over380.7951.41421.8+103
Total persons5,610100.06,693100.07,697100.0+2,087
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 East Cannington was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 12.6% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 15 to 19, which is expected to increase by 113 and account for 5.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 702 persons.

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