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West Footscray

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for West Footscray indicate a 22.0% increase in population under working age, a 27.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 10.3% 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
West Footscray - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 49507.81,1418.21,1787.7+228
5 to 96615.48095.88505.6+189
10 to 144363.65484.06204.1+184
15 to 194783.95634.16494.2+171
20 to 249978.29797.11,0887.1+91
25 to 291,48912.31,44010.41,53010.0+41
30 to 341,40911.61,54311.11,59410.4+185
35 to 391,1549.51,37910.01,4069.2+252
40 to 449698.01,0927.91,1537.5+184
45 to 497846.58736.39736.4+189
50 to 546365.27695.68695.7+233
55 to 595834.86844.97765.1+193
60 to 644643.85654.16704.4+206
65 to 693462.84743.45563.6+210
70 to 742532.13602.64623.0+209
75 to 792041.72772.03782.5+174
80 to 841631.31791.33032.0+140
85 and over1761.41641.22391.6+63
Total persons12,152100.013,838100.015,295100.0+3,143

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: 239 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 303 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 378 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 462 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 556 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 670 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 776 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 869 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 973 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 1,153 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 1,406 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 1,594 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 1,530 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 1,088 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 649 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 620 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 850 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 1,178 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 164 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 179 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 277 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 360 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 474 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 565 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 684 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 769 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 873 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 1,092 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 1,379 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 1,543 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 1,440 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 979 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 563 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 548 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 809 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 1,141 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 176 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 163 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 204 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 253 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 346 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 464 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 583 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 636 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 784 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 969 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 1,154 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 1,409 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 1,489 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 997 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 478 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 436 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 661 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 950
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: 75 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2041: 123 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2041: 101 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2041: 103 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2041: 82 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2041: 105 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2041: 92 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2041: 100 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2041: 100 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2041: 61 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2041: 27 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2041: 51 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2041: 90 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2041: 109 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2041: 86 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2041: 72 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2041: 41 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2041: 37 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: -12 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 16 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 73 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 107 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 128 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 101 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 101 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 133 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 89 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 123 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 225 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 134 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -49 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -18 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 85 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 112 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 148 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 191
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 West Footscray was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 12.3% 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 225 and account for 10.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 1,543 persons.

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