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Fairfield CityPopulation forecast

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 413,0056.314,9676.615,7816.4+2,776
5 to 913,2856.414,8146.515,6196.4+2,334
10 to 1413,4046.514,3956.315,6456.4+2,241
15 to 1914,7067.115,2036.716,4366.7+1,730
20 to 2416,5628.016,1017.117,2577.0+695
25 to 2915,4297.516,0657.117,0176.9+1,588
30 to 3413,8556.715,4136.816,0536.5+2,198
35 to 3912,4506.014,9526.615,8436.5+3,393
40 to 4413,2166.414,8636.515,9876.5+2,771
45 to 4913,8046.713,9126.115,4016.3+1,597
50 to 5413,8586.713,5636.014,6806.0+822
55 to 5913,7276.613,0685.713,3055.4-422
60 to 6411,4955.612,2535.412,2095.0+714
65 to 699,2474.511,3905.011,2174.6+1,969
70 to 746,2873.09,3434.110,2944.2+4,007
75 to 795,0022.47,3113.29,1143.7+4,112
80 to 843,5931.74,7722.16,7892.8+3,196
85 and over3,5111.74,9122.26,4992.7+2,988
Total persons206,436100.0227,297100.0245,145100.0+38,709
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), 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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