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Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Highett indicate a 50.2% increase in population under working age, a 51.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 64.8% 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 Highett 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
Highett - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 42657.34016.96886.7+423
5 to 91925.32804.85725.5+380
10 to 141574.32414.14774.6+320
15 to 191454.02314.04164.0+271
20 to 241664.62985.14604.5+294
25 to 292597.14858.36926.7+433
30 to 343399.35759.98618.4+522
35 to 393228.95409.38948.7+572
40 to 442978.24738.18648.4+567
45 to 492406.64117.18017.8+561
50 to 542386.53636.27136.9+475
55 to 592085.72995.16166.0+408
60 to 641774.92664.65125.0+335
65 to 691554.32304.04324.2+277
70 to 741464.02143.73903.8+244
75 to 791263.52003.43593.5+233
80 to 84852.31692.93093.0+224
85 and over1183.21442.52592.5+141
Total persons3,635100.05,818100.010,315100.0+6,680
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), September 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Highett was ages 30 to 34, which accounted for 9.3% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 30 to 34, which is expected to increase by 236 and account for 9.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 575 persons.

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