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City of GosnellsPopulation forecast

Gosnells (Balance)

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Gosnells (Balance) indicate a NaN% stable trend in females under working age, a NaN% stable trend in females of retirement age, and a NaN% stable trend in females 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 Gosnells (Balance) 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
Gosnells (Balance) - Total females201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)3208.64759.16308.7+310
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)41011.054910.580811.1+398
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)2606.93747.15808.0+320
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)42211.35179.96829.4+260
Young workforce (25 to 34)65917.61,04219.91,28017.6+621
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)75720.21,06320.31,67623.0+919
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)49813.34959.56048.3+106
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3218.64258.14656.4+144
Seniors (70 to 84)902.42645.04936.8+403
Elderly aged (85 and over)50.1320.6610.8+56
Total persons3,742100.05,237100.07,280100.0+3,538
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, April 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for females in Gosnells (Balance) was ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which accounted for 20.2% of the total females.

The largest increase in females between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages Young workforce (25 to 34), which is expected to increase by 383 and account for 19.9% of the total females.

The largest female 5 year age group in 2026 is Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) years, with a total of 1,063 females.

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