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Westmeadows (Balance)

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Westmeadows (Balance) indicate a 4.6% increase in population under working age, a 41.6% increase in population of retirement age, and a 1.5% increase 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
Westmeadows (Balance) - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 42965.63275.73786.0+82
5 to 93045.72804.93124.9+8
10 to 142264.22574.52814.4+55
15 to 192865.43015.23165.0+30
20 to 244087.63676.44036.4-5
25 to 294448.34598.04967.9+52
30 to 344308.14297.54637.3+34
35 to 393616.83926.84246.7+63
40 to 443165.93766.54046.4+88
45 to 493356.33756.54026.4+67
50 to 543696.93586.24036.4+34
55 to 593536.63686.44076.4+54
60 to 644338.13676.43916.2-43
65 to 693175.93155.53385.4+21
70 to 741793.43235.62964.7+117
75 to 791262.42504.32714.3+145
80 to 841011.91342.31993.1+98
85 and over490.9711.21372.2+88
Total persons5,333100.05,747100.06,321100.0+988

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: 137 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 199 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 271 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 296 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 338 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 391 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 407 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 403 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 402 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 404 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 424 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 463 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 496 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 403 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 316 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 281 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 312 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 378 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 71 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 134 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 250 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 323 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 315 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 367 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 368 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 358 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 375 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 376 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 392 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 429 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 459 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 367 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 301 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 257 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 280 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 327 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 49 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 101 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 126 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 179 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 317 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 433 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 353 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 369 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 335 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 316 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 361 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 430 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 444 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 408 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 286 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 226 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 304 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 296
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: 66 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2041: 65 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2041: 21 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2041: -27 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2041: 24 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2041: 24 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2041: 39 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2041: 44 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2041: 27 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2041: 28 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2041: 33 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2041: 34 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2041: 37 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2041: 37 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2041: 15 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2041: 25 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2041: 32 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2041: 50 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 22 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 33 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 124 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 144 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: -3 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: -66 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 15 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -11 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 40 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 60 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 31 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: -41 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 14 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 30 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -23 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 31
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 Westmeadows (Balance) was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 8.3% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 70 to 74, which is expected to increase by 144 and account for 5.6% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 459 persons.

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