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City of GosnellsPopulation forecast


Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Beckenham indicate a 53.8% increase in population under working age, a 45.2% increase in population of retirement age, and a 36.5% 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 Beckenham 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
Beckenham - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 46007.78517.89377.5+337
5 to 94766.17356.78066.4+330
10 to 143624.76255.77015.6+339
15 to 194545.86776.27716.2+317
20 to 246248.08677.99757.8+351
25 to 2980410.41,0339.41,1399.1+335
30 to 3486511.11,0259.41,1239.0+258
35 to 396468.38938.29777.8+331
40 to 445046.57436.88126.5+308
45 to 494095.36405.97195.7+310
50 to 543885.05635.26705.3+282
55 to 593694.84944.56124.9+243
60 to 643484.54534.15514.4+203
65 to 693284.24293.95114.1+183
70 to 742202.83683.44443.5+224
75 to 791952.52682.43592.9+164
80 to 84851.11521.42562.0+171
85 and over881.11131.01601.3+72
Total persons7,765100.010,928100.012,523100.0+4,758
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), August 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Beckenham was ages 30 to 34, which accounted for 11.1% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 10 to 14, which is expected to increase by 263 and account for 5.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 1,033 persons.

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