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Manningham City CouncilPopulation forecast


Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Bulleen indicate a 15.5% increase in population under working age, a 0.6% increase in population of retirement age, and a 21.7% 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 Bulleen 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
Bulleen - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 46055.36805.16925.0+87
5 to 95785.06585.06774.9+99
10 to 145705.06875.26814.9+111
15 to 196325.57705.87725.6+140
20 to 247126.28956.79116.6+199
25 to 297076.28816.68906.4+184
30 to 346755.98446.38526.2+177
35 to 396896.08086.18256.0+136
40 to 447246.38176.18376.0+113
45 to 498457.48456.48686.3+24
50 to 548187.18956.79036.5+85
55 to 597206.39537.29206.6+200
60 to 645514.89016.89326.7+381
65 to 695825.17575.79006.5+319
70 to 745855.15564.27915.7+207
75 to 796165.45183.96274.5+11
80 to 844854.24493.44253.1-60
85 and over3823.33862.93392.4-43
Total persons11,475100.013,300100.013,845100.0+2,369
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 Bulleen was ages 45 to 49, which accounted for 7.4% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 60 to 64, which is expected to increase by 350 and account for 6.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 55 to 59 years, with a total of 953 persons.

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