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Footscray

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Footscray indicate a 76.6% increase in population under working age, a 105.6% increase in population of retirement age, and a 85.4% 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 City of Maribyrnong 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
Footscray - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41,0055.71,9445.92,8245.8+1,819
5 to 95863.39062.81,4262.9+840
10 to 143712.16141.99251.9+554
15 to 197214.11,6785.12,2214.5+1,500
20 to 242,15312.34,40013.55,78311.8+3,630
25 to 292,89416.55,44416.77,32814.9+4,434
30 to 342,34413.44,51413.86,30812.9+3,964
35 to 391,6119.22,9669.14,3929.0+2,781
40 to 441,0716.11,8845.82,9476.0+1,876
45 to 499115.21,4324.42,4084.9+1,497
50 to 547364.21,2493.82,0684.2+1,332
55 to 597964.51,1243.41,8123.7+1,016
60 to 645973.49632.91,5943.3+997
65 to 695062.99713.01,5303.1+1,024
70 to 743291.97442.31,4032.9+1,074
75 to 793241.85951.81,2382.5+914
80 to 842271.34121.39972.0+770
85 and over3542.08552.61,8173.7+1,463
Total persons17,536100.032,695100.049,021100.0+31,485

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2018.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 1,817 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 997 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 1,238 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 1,403 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 1,530 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 1,594 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 1,812 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 2,068 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 2,408 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 2,947 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 4,392 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 6,308 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 7,328 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 5,783 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 2,221 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 925 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 1,426 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 2,824 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 855 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 412 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 595 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 744 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 971 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 963 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 1,124 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 1,249 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 1,432 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 1,884 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 2,966 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 4,514 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 5,444 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 4,400 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 1,678 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 614 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 906 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 1,944 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 354 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 227 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 324 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 329 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 506 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 597 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 796 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 736 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 911 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 1,071 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 1,611 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 2,344 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 2,894 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 2,153 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 721 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 371 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 586 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 1,005
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, June 2018.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2041: 962 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2041: 585 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2041: 644 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2041: 659 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2041: 559 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2041: 631 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2041: 688 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2041: 819 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2041: 975 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2041: 1,064 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2041: 1,427 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2041: 1,794 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2041: 1,884 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2041: 1,382 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2041: 542 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2041: 311 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2041: 520 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2041: 880 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 501 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 185 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 271 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 415 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 465 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 366 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 328 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 513 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 521 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 813 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 1,355 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 2,170 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 2,550 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 2,247 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 957 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 243 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 320 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 939
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, June 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Footscray was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 16.5% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 25 to 29, which is expected to increase by 2,550 and account for 16.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 5,444 persons.

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