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Wetherill Park

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Wetherill Park indicate a 11.0% decrease in population under working age, a 45.8% increase in population of retirement age, and a 5.8% 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 Wetherill Park 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
Wetherill Park - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 44346.93415.33405.3-94
5 to 93896.23195.03205.0-69
10 to 143295.23655.73355.2+6
15 to 193936.24276.73976.2+4
20 to 245108.14236.64416.9-69
25 to 294647.33996.24126.4-52
30 to 344216.74356.84216.50
35 to 394076.44587.24436.9+36
40 to 444036.44236.64366.8+33
45 to 493114.93735.84006.2+90
50 to 544016.33425.33575.6-44
55 to 594316.83014.73315.1-100
60 to 644527.13675.73265.1-125
65 to 694457.03815.93004.7-146
70 to 742263.63926.13365.2+110
75 to 791552.43645.73375.2+182
80 to 84891.41772.82834.4+193
85 and over671.11181.82173.4+150
Total persons6,329100.06,403100.06,434100.0+105
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 Wetherill Park was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 8.1% 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 208 and account for 5.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 35 to 39 years, with a total of 458 persons.

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