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Liverpool City CouncilPopulation forecast

Liverpool City Council

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Liverpool City Council indicate a 28.5% increase in population under working age, a 54.4% increase in population of retirement age, and a 27.6% 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 Liverpool City Council 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
Liverpool City Council - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 416,6887.920,9007.527,4137.1+10,725
5 to 916,2857.721,0017.628,6047.4+12,319
10 to 1415,3457.220,1717.328,1007.3+12,755
15 to 1915,3917.318,8746.826,3836.8+10,992
20 to 2415,7357.418,6656.724,4406.3+8,705
25 to 2915,5867.320,2757.325,5236.6+9,937
30 to 3416,3997.721,7407.828,2707.3+11,871
35 to 3915,3797.221,0657.628,9307.5+13,551
40 to 4415,0847.119,3987.027,5277.1+12,443
45 to 4914,0036.617,3616.325,4996.6+11,497
50 to 5413,6086.416,3395.923,2516.0+9,643
55 to 5911,7905.614,6345.320,5915.3+8,800
60 to 649,2274.313,0334.717,7744.6+8,546
65 to 697,5313.510,7913.915,3534.0+7,822
70 to 745,3702.58,3393.013,1083.4+7,737
75 to 793,9611.96,4522.311,1502.9+7,189
80 to 842,5671.24,0781.58,0692.1+5,502
85 and over2,2801.13,8531.46,6601.7+4,380
Total persons212,232100.0276,970100.0386,646100.0+174,414
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), March 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Liverpool City Council was ages 0 to 4, which accounted for 7.9% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39, which is expected to increase by 5,685 and account for 7.6% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 21,740 persons.

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