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Macedon Ranges ShirePopulation forecast

Riddells Creek District

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Riddells Creek District indicate a 13.9% increase in males under working age, a 22.4% increase in males of retirement age, and a 23.1% 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 Riddells Creek District 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
Riddells Creek District - Total males201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41326.01515.72055.7+74
5 to 91536.91856.92627.3+109
10 to 141898.62047.62787.7+88
15 to 191466.61997.42737.6+127
20 to 241295.81877.02406.7+112
25 to 29954.31264.71774.9+83
30 to 34904.11304.91825.0+92
35 to 391195.41575.92206.1+100
40 to 441486.71846.92627.3+115
45 to 491747.91866.92687.4+94
50 to 541808.11907.12607.2+80
55 to 591808.21977.42517.0+71
60 to 641436.51726.52125.9+70
65 to 691476.71445.41744.8+27
70 to 74904.11023.81343.7+43
75 to 79492.2883.3982.7+49
80 to 84200.9431.6571.6+37
85 and over241.1271.0521.4+28
Total persons2,206100.02,670100.03,605100.0+1,399
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for males in Riddells Creek District was ages 10 to 14, which accounted for 8.6% of the total males.

The largest increase in males between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 20 to 24, which is expected to increase by 58 and account for 7.0% of the total males.

The largest male 5 year age group in 2026 is 10 to 14 years, with a total of 204 males.

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