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Hume City

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in Hume City is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)'.

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 Hume City 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
Hume City - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)16,8688.123,6928.329,7458.0+12,877
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)21,30810.329,91610.538,53210.3+17,224
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)16,9398.222,8438.029,8118.0+12,872
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)22,06410.626,5299.333,8619.1+11,797
Young workforce (25 to 34)33,80616.346,54316.455,87215.0+22,066
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)42,35520.461,17421.579,99721.5+37,642
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)24,34411.729,53110.441,37211.1+17,028
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)16,8768.122,9598.130,2088.1+13,332
Seniors (70 to 84)11,4185.518,2076.428,2447.6+16,826
Elderly aged (85 and over)1,8520.92,9141.04,9851.3+3,134
Total persons207,830100.0284,307100.0372,627100.0+164,797

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast age structure - Service age groups
Forecast age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 4,985 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2041: 28,244 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2041: 30,208 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2041: 41,372 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2041: 79,997 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2041: 55,872 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2041: 33,861 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2041: 29,811 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2041: 38,532 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 29,745 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 2,914 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026: 18,207 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026: 22,959 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026: 29,531 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026: 61,174 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026: 46,543 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026: 26,529 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026: 22,843 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026: 29,916 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 23,692 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 1,852 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 11,418 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 16,876 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 24,344 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 42,355 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 33,806 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 22,064 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 16,939 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 21,308 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 16,868
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2041: 2,072 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026 to 2041: 10,037 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026 to 2041: 7,249 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026 to 2041: 11,841 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026 to 2041: 18,823 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026 to 2041: 9,329 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026 to 2041: 7,332 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026 to 2041: 6,968 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026 to 2041: 8,617 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2041: 6,053 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 1,062 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2026: 6,789 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2026: 6,083 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2026: 5,187 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2026: 18,819 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2026: 12,737 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2026: 4,465 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2026: 5,904 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2026: 8,608 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 6,824
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In Hume City between 2016 and 2026, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 21,336 (38.7%), and will comprise 26.9% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 13,934 (46.2%) and comprise 15.5% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2026 is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)', with a total of 61,174 persons.

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