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Corangamite ShirePopulation forecast

Corangamite Shire

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Corangamite Shire indicate a 3.1% decrease in population under working age, a 18.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 3.3% 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 Corangamite Shire 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
Corangamite Shire - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 49165.79555.88855.3-30
5 to 91,0876.79976.19235.6-164
10 to 141,0106.39685.99445.7-65
15 to 191,0446.59715.99025.4-142
20 to 248025.07344.57304.4-71
25 to 297254.57444.57164.3-9
30 to 346994.37534.67154.3+16
35 to 397844.97874.87614.6-23
40 to 448835.58735.38505.1-34
45 to 491,1006.89896.09695.8-131
50 to 541,2207.61,0646.51,0756.5-146
55 to 591,2357.71,1687.11,1256.8-109
60 to 641,1166.91,2107.41,1537.0+37
65 to 691,0946.81,1737.21,1987.2+104
70 to 748215.19876.01,1276.8+306
75 to 796664.18885.41,0366.3+370
80 to 844813.06223.88084.9+327
85 and over4532.85113.16564.0+203
Total persons16,135100.016,395100.016,574100.0+439
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Corangamite Shire was ages 55 to 59, which accounted for 7.7% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79, which is expected to increase by 222 and account for 5.4% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 60 to 64 years, with a total of 1,210 persons.

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