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City of MaroondahPopulation forecast

City of Maroondah

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for the City of Maroondah indicate a 13.1% increase in population under working age, a 30.4% increase in population of retirement age, and a 16.3% 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 the City of Maroondah 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
City of Maroondah - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 47,9536.98,4686.28,9536.1+1,000
5 to 97,2346.38,2486.18,7156.0+1,481
10 to 146,6175.87,9355.98,4485.8+1,831
15 to 196,9646.18,1986.08,5695.9+1,605
20 to 247,2596.38,3316.18,8846.1+1,625
25 to 297,8426.89,0016.69,6296.6+1,787
30 to 348,7007.69,8647.310,4277.1+1,727
35 to 398,0447.09,9787.410,5377.2+2,493
40 to 448,1377.19,7007.210,3087.0+2,171
45 to 497,8896.99,2666.89,9276.8+2,038
50 to 547,6066.68,3596.29,3656.4+1,759
55 to 596,8796.07,8435.88,6535.9+1,774
60 to 646,0705.37,1235.37,5815.2+1,511
65 to 695,4294.76,3334.76,7484.6+1,319
70 to 744,3263.85,4504.06,0464.1+1,720
75 to 793,0382.64,5013.35,2243.6+2,186
80 to 842,3722.13,5762.64,2012.9+1,829
85 and over2,6202.33,3332.54,1192.8+1,499
Total persons114,979100.0135,508100.0146,335100.0+31,356
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, February 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the City of Maroondah was ages 30 to 34, which accounted for 7.6% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39, which is expected to increase by 1,934 and account for 7.4% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 35 to 39 years, with a total of 9,978 persons.

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