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Macedon Ranges ShirePopulation forecast

Romsey District

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Romsey District indicate a 30.2% increase in population under working age, a 66.0% increase in population of retirement age, and a 21.2% 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 Romsey 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
Romsey District - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 44266.95406.85926.5+166
5 to 94136.75657.16327.0+219
10 to 144477.35707.26327.0+185
15 to 194427.24746.05576.1+115
20 to 243315.43694.74284.7+97
25 to 292934.83874.94064.5+113
30 to 343385.54595.84845.3+146
35 to 393726.15486.95936.5+221
40 to 444266.96137.76767.4+250
45 to 495348.75617.16617.3+127
50 to 545038.24856.16016.6+98
55 to 594367.14946.25225.7+85
60 to 643666.05066.45085.6+142
65 to 693605.94645.95195.7+159
70 to 741973.23634.64765.2+279
75 to 791342.22983.83894.3+255
80 to 84591.01331.72492.7+189
85 and over570.9821.01611.8+104
Total persons6,135100.07,911100.09,084100.0+2,950
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Romsey District was ages 45 to 49, which accounted for 8.7% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 40 to 44, which is expected to increase by 186 and account for 7.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 40 to 44 years, with a total of 613 persons.

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