svg rectangle color
City of Glen EiraPopulation forecast

Bentleigh East

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Bentleigh East indicate a 2.6% decrease in population under working age, a 16.7% increase in population of retirement age, and a 12.2% 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 Bentleigh East 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 - Service age groups
Bentleigh East - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)2,0257.01,9116.01,9755.9-50
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)2,98910.42,7968.82,8458.5-143
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,0947.32,4557.82,3787.1+284
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,2267.72,5588.12,6177.8+391
Young workforce (25 to 34)3,28811.43,59611.43,79511.3+507
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)6,77623.56,79321.56,91020.6+135
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,64012.64,58414.54,57713.6+937
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,5568.93,31910.53,98211.8+1,426
Seniors (70 to 84)2,3958.32,8809.13,66710.9+1,272
Elderly aged (85 and over)8242.97462.48642.6+40
Total persons28,813100.031,638100.033,610100.0+4,797
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 Bentleigh East was ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which accounted for 23.5% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), which is expected to increase by 944 and account for 14.5% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) years, with a total of 6,793 persons.

DISCLAIMER: While all due care has been taken to ensure that the content of this website is accurate and current, there may be errors or omissions in it and no legal responsibility is accepted for the information and opinions in this website.

Please view our Privacy Policy, Terms of use and Legal notices.

ABS Data and the copyright in the ABS Data remains the property of the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The copyright in the way .id has modified, transformed or reconfigured the ABS Data as published on this website remains the property of .id. ABS Data can be accessed from the Australian Bureau of Statistics at ABS data can be used under license - terms published on ABS website. if you have any queries or wish to distribute any ABS data.