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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 11.9% increase in males under working age, a 34.7% increase in males of retirement age, and a 4.4% increase in males 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 males201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 46,6656.57,7496.98,1716.7+1,506
5 to 96,8346.77,6606.88,0706.7+1,237
10 to 146,9496.87,4716.68,1396.7+1,189
15 to 197,5547.47,9287.18,5907.1+1,036
20 to 248,6188.48,1937.38,7947.3+176
25 to 297,7017.58,0027.18,5117.0+810
30 to 346,7806.67,6306.87,8986.5+1,118
35 to 395,9825.87,2356.47,6626.3+1,680
40 to 446,2806.17,1906.47,7606.4+1,480
45 to 496,7196.66,7426.07,4856.2+766
50 to 546,9376.86,5865.97,2005.9+263
55 to 596,7826.66,3935.76,5015.4-281
60 to 645,5005.46,0075.35,8854.9+384
65 to 694,6124.55,5414.95,4334.5+821
70 to 743,1603.14,4534.05,0234.1+1,863
75 to 792,3542.33,5203.14,3613.6+2,006
80 to 841,6201.62,2482.03,1502.6+1,530
85 and over1,3651.31,9051.72,6472.2+1,282
Total persons102,411100.0112,453100.0121,277100.0+18,867
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for males in Fairfield City was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 8.4% of the total males.

The largest increase in males between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 70 to 74, which is expected to increase by 1,292 and account for 4.0% of the total males.

The largest male 5 year age group in 2026 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 8,193 males.

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