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City of MelbournePopulation forecast

Port Melbourne

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Port Melbourne indicate a ∞% increase in population under working age, a ∞% increase in population of retirement age, and a 54290.0% 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 Port Melbourne 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
Port Melbourne - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 400.03224.97714.7+771
5 to 900.01492.34933.0+493
10 to 1400.0731.13051.8+305
15 to 1900.02914.56473.9+647
20 to 2400.186913.31,77410.7+1,774
25 to 29439.91,28319.72,69516.3+2,691
30 to 3400.197514.92,25813.7+2,258
35 to 39659.767210.31,69310.2+1,687
40 to 4400.04366.71,2677.7+1,267
45 to 4900.02954.59705.9+970
50 to 5400.02393.77794.7+779
55 to 5900.01943.06173.7+617
60 to 6400.01852.85543.3+554
65 to 6900.01432.24552.7+455
70 to 7400.01081.73732.3+373
75 to 7900.01211.93702.2+370
80 to 8400.0941.42891.7+289
85 and over00.0771.22301.4+230
Total persons10100.06,525100.016,541100.0+16,531
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, April 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Port Melbourne was ages 35 to 39, which accounted for 59.7% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 25 to 29, which is expected to increase by 1,279 and account for 19.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 1,283 persons.

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