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Beckenham

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Beckenham indicate a 58.0% increase in males under working age, a 22.6% increase in males of retirement age, and a 36.2% 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 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 males201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 42907.14538.04997.7+209
5 to 92606.33886.84256.6+165
10 to 141954.83365.93825.9+187
15 to 192596.33826.74316.7+172
20 to 243468.45018.85638.7+217
25 to 294049.857110.06299.7+225
30 to 3447811.75609.96159.5+137
35 to 393438.44748.35228.1+179
40 to 442756.73776.64116.4+136
45 to 492225.43255.73665.7+144
50 to 542175.32945.23425.3+125
55 to 591764.32354.12884.4+112
60 to 641644.02083.72513.9+87
65 to 691573.81953.42343.6+77
70 to 741202.91642.91973.0+77
75 to 791152.81091.91452.2+30
80 to 84310.8621.11011.6+70
85 and over511.2510.9681.1+17
Total persons4,103100.05,686100.06,469100.0+2,366
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, August 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for males in Beckenham was ages 30 to 34, which accounted for 11.7% of the total males.

The largest increase in males between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 25 to 29, which is expected to increase by 167 and account for 10.0% of the total males.

The largest male 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 571 males.

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