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Hillside

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in Hillside is 'Seniors (70 to 84)'.

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 Melton 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
Hillside - Total persons201620312051Change between 2016 and 2051
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,1546.99135.29865.4-168
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1,93211.51,6589.51,7239.4-209
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,68110.01,86410.71,82610.0+145
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,73510.41,88910.81,83510.0+100
Young workforce (25 to 34)2,22613.32,00911.52,12011.6-106
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,22625.23,46619.83,52819.3-698
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,02512.12,28013.02,03211.1+7
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,1466.81,85710.61,7449.5+598
Seniors (70 to 84)5703.41,3477.72,05911.3+1,489
Elderly aged (85 and over)500.32061.24452.4+395
Total persons16,745100.017,488100.018,299100.0+1,554

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2019.

Forecast age structure - Service age groups
Forecast age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2051: 445 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2051: 2,059 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2051: 1,744 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2051: 2,032 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2051: 3,528 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2051: 2,120 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2051: 1,835 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2051: 1,826 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2051: 1,723 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2051: 986 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 206 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031: 1,347 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031: 1,857 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031: 2,280 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031: 3,466 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031: 2,009 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031: 1,889 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031: 1,864 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031: 1,658 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 913 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 50 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 570 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 1,146 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 2,025 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 4,226 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 2,226 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 1,735 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 1,681 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 1,932 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 1,154
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2019.
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031 to 2051: 239 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031 to 2051: 712 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031 to 2051: -113 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031 to 2051: -248 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031 to 2051: 62 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031 to 2051: 111 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031 to 2051: -54 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031 to 2051: -38 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031 to 2051: 66 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2051: 74 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 156 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2031: 777 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2031: 711 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2031: 255 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2031: -760 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2031: -217 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2031: 154 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2031: 183 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2031: -274 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2031: -241
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2019.

Key findings

In Hillside between 2016 and 2031, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to decrease by 332 (7.0%), and will comprise 25.4% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 1,644 (93.1%) and comprise 19.5% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2031 is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)', with a total of 3,466 persons.

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