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Westmeadows

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Westmeadows indicate a 30.7% increase in population under working age, a 46.5% increase in population of retirement age, and a 18.1% 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 Westmeadows 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 - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 43485.74986.65316.5+183
5 to 93545.84155.54355.3+81
10 to 142764.53654.83884.7+112
15 to 193325.43885.13994.9+67
20 to 244777.84536.04976.1+20
25 to 295078.36378.46668.1+159
30 to 344817.96268.26307.7+149
35 to 394136.85297.05496.7+136
40 to 443625.94976.55276.4+165
45 to 493816.25126.75336.5+152
50 to 544206.94666.15226.4+102
55 to 593876.34465.95046.2+117
60 to 644787.84536.04956.1+17
65 to 693605.93915.24265.2+66
70 to 742263.73704.93574.4+131
75 to 791372.22903.83254.0+188
80 to 841191.91742.32423.0+123
85 and over510.8831.11581.9+107
Total persons6,109100.07,590100.08,186100.0+2,077
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 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 75 to 79, which is expected to increase by 153 and account for 3.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 637 persons.

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