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Ashfield (South)

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Ashfield (South) indicate a 55.2% increase in population under working age, a 34.6% increase in population of retirement age, and a 26.3% 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 the Inner West Council area 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 persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45564.79886.41,0666.1+510
5 to 94844.17034.57824.5+298
10 to 144063.45533.67074.1+301
15 to 196135.28475.49445.4+332
20 to 241,1169.41,3648.81,4318.2+315
25 to 291,38611.71,66410.71,73010.0+345
30 to 341,1289.51,4369.21,5138.7+385
35 to 398327.01,1667.51,2527.2+420
40 to 446935.81,0246.61,1276.5+434
45 to 497045.99286.01,0846.2+380
50 to 547516.37955.19835.7+232
55 to 596975.97444.88825.1+185
60 to 645544.77344.77744.5+220
65 to 694133.56594.27024.0+290
70 to 743492.95073.36373.7+288
75 to 793653.13912.55593.2+194
80 to 843402.93542.34452.6+104
85 and over4643.96884.47674.4+303
Total persons11,851100.015,545100.017,385100.0+5,535

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, 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+,  2036: 767 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 445 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 559 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 637 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 702 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 774 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 882 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 983 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 1,084 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 1,127 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 1,252 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 1,513 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 1,730 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 1,431 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 944 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 707 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 782 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 1,066 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 688 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 354 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 391 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 507 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 659 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 734 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 744 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 795 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 928 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 1,024 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 1,166 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 1,436 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 1,664 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 1,364 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 847 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 553 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 703 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 988 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 464 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 340 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 365 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 349 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 413 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 554 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 697 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 751 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 704 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 693 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 832 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 1,128 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 1,386 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 1,116 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 613 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 406 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 484 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 556
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, 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 2036: 78 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 91 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 168 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 130 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 43 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 40 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 138 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 188 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 156 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 102 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 87 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 77 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 67 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 67 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 97 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 154 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 79 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 78 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 225 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 14 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 25 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 158 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 247 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 180 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 47 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 44 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 224 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 332 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 334 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 308 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 278 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 248 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 235 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 147 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 219 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 432
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Ashfield (South) was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 11.7% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 0 to 4, which is expected to increase by 432 and account for 6.4% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 1,664 persons.

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