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Fairfield West

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Fairfield West indicate a 2.1% decrease in population under working age, a 16.8% increase in population of retirement age, and a 5.9% 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 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 West - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 48056.77676.57646.4-41
5 to 97766.58036.88026.7+26
10 to 148397.07986.88066.7-33
15 to 199628.07806.68106.7-152
20 to 249888.27816.67826.5-206
25 to 298086.77516.47216.0-87
30 to 347676.47626.57426.2-25
35 to 397135.97786.67896.6+76
40 to 448116.87746.67976.6-14
45 to 497996.77096.07586.3-41
50 to 548176.87086.06945.8-123
55 to 596855.76885.96425.4-43
60 to 645394.56925.96355.3+96
65 to 695264.45794.95914.9+65
70 to 744874.14623.95774.8+90
75 to 793593.04013.44503.8+91
80 to 841791.53222.73392.8+160
85 and over1341.12041.72982.5+164
Total persons11,994100.011,761100.011,996100.0+2

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: 298 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 339 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 450 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 577 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 591 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 635 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 642 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 694 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 758 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 797 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 789 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 742 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 721 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 782 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 810 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 806 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 802 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 764 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 204 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 322 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 401 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 462 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 579 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 692 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 688 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 708 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 709 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 774 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 778 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 762 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 751 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 781 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 780 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 798 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 803 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 767 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 134 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 179 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 359 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 487 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 526 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 539 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 685 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 817 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 799 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 811 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 713 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 767 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 808 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 988 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 962 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 839 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 776 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 805
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: 93 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 16 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 49 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 115 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 12 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: -57 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: -46 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: -15 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 48 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 23 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 11 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: -20 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: -30 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 1 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 29 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 8 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: -1 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: -4 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 70 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 143 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 42 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: -25 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 53 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 153 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 3 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -109 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -90 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: -37 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 65 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: -5 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -57 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -207 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: -182 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -41 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 27 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: -38
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 West was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 8.2% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 60 to 64, which is expected to increase by 153 and account for 5.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 803 persons.

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