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City of CanningPopulation forecast


Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Wilson indicate a 16.3% increase in population under working age, a 42.4% increase in population of retirement age, and a 1.2% 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 Wilson 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
Wilson - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 43415.13925.44355.3+94
5 to 93284.93755.14165.0+88
10 to 142593.93124.33384.1+79
15 to 193635.54496.15076.1+144
20 to 2486413.072910.083810.2-26
25 to 2975211.36819.37779.4+25
30 to 345788.75507.56237.5+45
35 to 394066.14546.25026.1+96
40 to 443775.74055.54425.4+65
45 to 493294.93584.93874.7+58
50 to 543064.63494.83854.7+79
55 to 594116.23845.24195.1+8
60 to 642804.23655.03934.8+113
65 to 692854.33454.73874.7+102
70 to 741962.93524.83664.4+170
75 to 792163.22783.83474.2+131
80 to 841672.52493.43284.0+161
85 and over2013.02934.03644.4+163
Total persons6,659100.07,319100.08,256100.0+1,597
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 Wilson was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 13.0% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 70 to 74, which is expected to increase by 156 and account for 4.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 729 persons.

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