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City of MaroondahPopulation forecast

Ringwood East

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Ringwood East indicate a 8.4% increase in population under working age, a 14.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 13.9% 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 Ringwood East 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
Ringwood East - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 47367.08166.88906.8+154
5 to 96776.46935.87565.8+79
10 to 145705.46415.47005.4+130
15 to 196085.86585.57025.4+94
20 to 246336.07676.48146.2+181
25 to 297587.28747.39577.3+199
30 to 348237.89818.21,0708.2+247
35 to 397747.39728.11,0678.2+293
40 to 447787.49077.69937.6+215
45 to 497507.18296.99297.1+179
50 to 547026.67166.08186.3+116
55 to 595915.66385.37005.4+109
60 to 645154.95574.75714.4+56
65 to 695074.85004.25103.9+3
70 to 743623.44063.44723.6+110
75 to 792702.63753.14223.2+152
80 to 842562.43292.83412.6+85
85 and over2532.42832.43392.6+87
Total persons10,562100.011,940100.013,050100.0+2,488
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Ringwood East was ages 30 to 34, which accounted for 7.8% 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 198 and account for 8.1% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 981 persons.

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