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Inner West CouncilPopulation forecast

Ashfield (South)

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Ashfield (South) indicate a 56.7% increase in population under working age, a 43.0% increase in population of retirement age, and a 39.4% 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 Ashfield (South) 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
Ashfield (South) - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45814.99675.81,0725.6+491
5 to 94794.17324.48244.3+345
10 to 144353.76443.87303.8+294
15 to 195544.78174.99414.9+387
20 to 241,1329.61,5809.41,7829.3+650
25 to 291,44012.21,92711.52,13311.1+693
30 to 341,1269.61,67510.01,8559.7+728
35 to 398247.01,3047.81,4707.7+646
40 to 446785.81,0366.21,1976.2+518
45 to 497236.19385.61,0925.7+369
50 to 547466.38995.41,0395.4+293
55 to 596485.58184.99414.9+293
60 to 645444.67374.48304.3+286
65 to 694323.76613.97413.9+309
70 to 743553.05633.46653.5+310
75 to 793402.94712.86063.2+266
80 to 843052.64012.45442.8+240
85 and over4423.75833.57183.7+276
Total persons11,784100.016,753100.019,180100.0+7,395
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Ashfield (South) was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 12.2% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 30 to 34, which is expected to increase by 549 and account for 10.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 1,927 persons.

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