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City of MandurahPopulation forecast

Greenfields - Parklands

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Greenfields - Parklands indicate a 20.2% increase in population under working age, a 20.6% increase in population of retirement age, and a 7.2% 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 Greenfields - Parklands 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
Greenfields - Parklands - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 46516.17546.38156.0+164
5 to 96746.38176.88906.6+216
10 to 146295.97776.58886.6+259
15 to 196486.16925.88196.1+171
20 to 246416.06145.17205.3+79
25 to 296295.96125.16664.9+37
30 to 346205.86745.67035.2+83
35 to 394874.67216.07725.7+285
40 to 445895.56925.87825.8+193
45 to 496356.06195.17855.8+150
50 to 546576.26385.37345.4+77
55 to 596055.76465.46674.9+62
60 to 646195.86615.56875.1+68
65 to 695645.36725.67465.5+182
70 to 745665.37176.08015.9+235
75 to 796275.96365.37605.6+133
80 to 844864.65314.46634.9+177
85 and over3363.25544.65914.4+255
Total persons10,663100.012,026100.013,490100.0+2,827
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Greenfields - Parklands was ages 5 to 9, which accounted for 6.3% 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 234 and account for 6.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 817 persons.

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