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Inner West CouncilPopulation forecast

Marrickville (North)

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Marrickville (North) indicate a 38.5% increase in males under working age, a 31.1% increase in males of retirement age, and a 28.6% increase in males 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 Marrickville (North) 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 - Service age groups
Marrickville (North) - Total males201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5066.07026.36835.9+176
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)5947.08137.48107.0+216
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)3684.35625.15905.1+222
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)8009.41,0169.21,0459.1+245
Young workforce (25 to 34)1,89822.42,27920.62,24819.5+350
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,00123.62,68324.32,72623.6+724
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)97711.51,24611.31,34211.6+365
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)6337.58187.49198.0+286
Seniors (70 to 84)5736.77056.48557.4+283
Elderly aged (85 and over)1321.62392.23112.7+179
Total persons8,482100.011,062100.011,528100.0+3,046
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for males in Marrickville (North) was ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which accounted for 23.6% of the total males.

The largest increase in males between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which is expected to increase by 681 and account for 24.3% of the total males.

The largest male 5 year age group in 2031 is Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) years, with a total of 2,683 males.

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