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Meadow Heights

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Meadow Heights indicate a 9.6% decrease in population under working age, a 56.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 11.3% 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 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 - 5 year age groups
Meadow Heights - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41,2067.51,1387.51,1437.3-63
5 to 91,2367.71,1227.41,1297.3-107
10 to 141,2067.51,0386.81,0756.9-131
15 to 191,3238.31,0486.91,0556.8-268
20 to 241,3848.71,1237.41,1287.2-256
25 to 291,3508.41,1837.81,1817.6-169
30 to 341,0906.81,1397.51,1767.6+86
35 to 391,0316.41,0336.81,0696.9+38
40 to 441,0126.38365.59135.9-99
45 to 491,0716.77975.38325.3-239
50 to 541,0946.88265.47725.0-322
55 to 599125.78715.77304.7-182
60 to 647054.48765.87074.5+2
65 to 695533.57304.86884.4+135
70 to 743902.45683.76604.2+270
75 to 792291.44252.85973.8+368
80 to 841210.82651.74332.8+312
85 and over730.51551.02761.8+203
Total persons15,986100.015,172100.015,563100.0-423

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

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 276 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 433 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 597 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 660 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 688 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 707 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 730 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 772 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 832 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 913 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 1,069 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 1,176 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 1,181 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 1,128 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 1,055 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 1,075 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 1,129 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 1,143 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 155 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 265 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 425 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 568 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 730 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 876 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 871 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 826 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 797 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 836 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 1,033 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 1,139 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 1,183 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 1,123 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 1,048 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 1,038 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 1,122 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 1,138 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 73 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 121 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 229 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 390 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 553 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 705 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 912 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 1,094 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 1,071 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 1,012 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 1,031 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 1,090 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 1,350 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 1,384 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 1,323 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 1,206 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 1,236 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 1,206
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 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 2041: 122 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2041: 168 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2041: 172 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2041: 92 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2041: -42 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2041: -169 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2041: -141 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2041: -55 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2041: 36 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2041: 77 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2041: 35 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2041: 36 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2041: -2 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2041: 5 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2041: 7 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2041: 38 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2041: 7 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2041: 5 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 82 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 144 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 196 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 178 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 177 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 171 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -41 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -268 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -274 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: -176 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 2 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 49 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -167 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -261 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: -275 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -168 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -114 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: -68
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Meadow Heights was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 8.7% 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 196 and account for 2.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 1,183 persons.

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