Hilltops Council areaPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Hilltops Council area

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the Hilltops Council area indicate a 1.4% decrease in population under working age, a 20.4% increase in population of retirement age, and a 4.1% 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 the Hilltops Council area 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
Hilltops Council area - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 1,1776.21,1996.31,2216.1+44
5 to 9 1,3317.11,2586.61,2876.5-44
10 to 14 1,2306.51,2286.41,2816.4+51
15 to 19 1,1776.21,0995.71,0995.5-78
20 to 24 9505.08734.68964.5-54
25 to 29 8844.78694.58854.4+1
30 to 34 8984.88994.79284.7+30
35 to 39 9865.29815.11,0315.2+45
40 to 44 1,0925.81,0635.51,1135.6+21
45 to 49 1,1696.21,0915.71,1335.7-36
50 to 54 1,2966.91,1526.01,1735.9-123
55 to 59 1,2966.91,2146.31,2056.1-91
60 to 64 1,2566.71,3126.81,2636.3+7
65 to 69 1,3547.21,3166.91,3126.6-42
70 to 74 9935.31,2216.41,3106.6+317
75 to 79 7604.01,0915.71,1265.7+366
80 to 84 4942.67083.78784.4+384
85 and over4982.66013.17783.9+280
Total persons18,841100.019,174100.019,922100.0+1,081

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 778 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 878 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 1,126 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 1,310 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 1,312 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 1,263 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 1,205 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 1,173 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 1,133 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 1,113 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 1,031 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 928 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 885 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 896 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 1,099 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 1,281 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 1,287 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 1,221 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 601 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 708 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 1,091 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 1,221 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 1,316 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 1,312 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 1,214 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 1,152 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 1,091 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 1,063 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 981 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 899 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 869 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 873 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 1,099 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 1,228 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 1,258 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 1,199 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 498 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 494 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 760 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 993 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 1,354 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 1,256 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 1,296 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 1,296 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 1,169 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 1,092 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 986 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 898 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 884 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 950 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 1,177 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 1,230 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 1,331 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 1,177
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 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: 177 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 170 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 36 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 90 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: -4 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: -49 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: -8 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 21 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 41 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 50 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 51 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 30 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 16 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 24 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 0 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 53 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 29 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 22 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 103 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 214 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 331 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 228 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: -38 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 56 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -82 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -144 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -78 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: -29 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: -5 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -15 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -77 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: -78 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -2 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -73 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 22
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the Hilltops Council area was ages 65 to 69 , which accounted for 7.2% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79 , which is expected to increase by 331 and account for 5.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 65 to 69 years, with a total of 1,316 persons.

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