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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Fairfield City

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Fairfield City indicate a 11.3% increase in population under working age, a 36.5% increase in population of retirement age, and a 4.5% 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 Fairfield City 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
Fairfield City - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 13,0056.314,9676.615,7816.4+2,776
5 to 9 13,2856.414,8146.515,6196.4+2,334
10 to 14 13,4046.514,3956.315,6456.4+2,241
15 to 19 14,7067.115,2036.716,4366.7+1,730
20 to 24 16,5628.016,1017.117,2577.0+695
25 to 29 15,4297.516,0657.117,0176.9+1,588
30 to 34 13,8556.715,4136.816,0536.5+2,198
35 to 39 12,4506.014,9526.615,8436.5+3,393
40 to 44 13,2166.414,8636.515,9876.5+2,771
45 to 49 13,8046.713,9126.115,4016.3+1,597
50 to 54 13,8586.713,5636.014,6806.0+822
55 to 59 13,7276.613,0685.713,3055.4-422
60 to 64 11,4955.612,2535.412,2095.0+714
65 to 69 9,2474.511,3905.011,2174.6+1,969
70 to 74 6,2873.09,3434.110,2944.2+4,007
75 to 79 5,0022.47,3113.29,1143.7+4,112
80 to 84 3,5931.74,7722.16,7892.8+3,196
85 and over3,5111.74,9122.26,4992.7+2,988
Total persons206,436100.0227,297100.0245,145100.0+38,709

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 6,499 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 6,789 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 9,114 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 10,294 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 11,217 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 12,209 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 13,305 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 14,680 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 15,401 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 15,987 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 15,843 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 16,053 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 17,017 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 17,257 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 16,436 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 15,645 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 15,619 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 15,781 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 4,912 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 4,772 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 7,311 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 9,343 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 11,390 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 12,253 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 13,068 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 13,563 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 13,912 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 14,863 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 14,952 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 15,413 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 16,065 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 16,101 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 15,203 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 14,395 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 14,814 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 14,967 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 3,511 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 3,593 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 5,002 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 6,287 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 9,247 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 11,495 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 13,727 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 13,858 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 13,804 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 13,216 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 12,450 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 13,855 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 15,429 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 16,562 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 14,706 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 13,404 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 13,285 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 13,005
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 1,587 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 2,016 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 1,803 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 951 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: -173 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: -44 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 237 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 1,117 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,489 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 1,125 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 890 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 640 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 952 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 1,157 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 1,233 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 1,250 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 805 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 814 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 1,400 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 1,179 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 2,309 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 3,056 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 2,143 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 758 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -659 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -295 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 108 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 1,646 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 2,503 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 1,558 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 636 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -462 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 497 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 991 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 1,529 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 1,962
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Fairfield City was ages 20 to 24 , which accounted for 8.0% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 70 to 74 , which is expected to increase by 3,056 and account for 4.1% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 16,101 persons.

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