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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 12.5% increase in males under working age, a 29.3% increase in males of retirement age, and a 16.2% increase in males 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 - Service age groups
City of Maroondah - Total males201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)4,1397.44,3856.64,6356.5+496
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)5,0999.16,0059.16,3488.9+1,249
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)4,1887.55,0427.65,3177.4+1,129
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5,2169.36,0149.16,4239.0+1,207
Young workforce (25 to 34)8,04114.39,26414.09,87413.8+1,833
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)11,81721.114,09721.315,00021.0+3,183
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)6,97412.47,67511.68,50711.9+1,533
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)5,3339.56,2079.46,6199.3+1,286
Seniors (70 to 84)4,3547.86,1299.37,0459.9+2,691
Elderly aged (85 and over)8871.61,3362.01,7162.4+829
Total persons56,048100.066,154100.071,484100.0+15,436
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), February 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for males in the City of Maroondah was ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which accounted for 21.1% of the total males.

The largest increase in males between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which is expected to increase by 2,280 and account for 21.3% of the total males.

The largest male 5 year age group in 2031 is Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) years, with a total of 14,097 males.

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