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Brookfield

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Brookfield indicate a 61.8% increase in population under working age, a 97.6% increase in population of retirement age, and a 56.7% 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 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 - 5 year age groups
Brookfield - Total persons201620312051Change between 2016 and 2051
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41,01510.71,3238.61,7568.1+741
5 to 98338.81,3778.91,8528.5+1,019
10 to 146526.91,3448.71,8068.3+1,154
15 to 196186.51,2898.41,6747.7+1,055
20 to 246667.09296.01,2915.9+626
25 to 297848.28905.81,2155.6+431
30 to 348639.11,0927.11,4416.6+579
35 to 397467.81,2017.81,5977.4+851
40 to 446046.41,1697.61,5297.0+925
45 to 495205.51,0256.71,3756.3+856
50 to 544604.88005.21,1965.5+736
55 to 594124.36174.01,0304.7+619
60 to 644274.55453.59244.3+497
65 to 693313.54943.28143.7+483
70 to 742252.44202.76943.2+470
75 to 791491.63642.45782.7+429
80 to 841211.32841.84992.3+378
85 and over830.92341.54382.0+354
Total persons9,509100.015,396100.021,708100.0+12,199

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

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2051: 438 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2051: 499 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2051: 578 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2051: 694 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2051: 814 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2051: 924 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2051: 1,030 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2051: 1,196 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2051: 1,375 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2051: 1,529 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2051: 1,597 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2051: 1,441 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2051: 1,215 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2051: 1,291 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2051: 1,674 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2051: 1,806 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2051: 1,852 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2051: 1,756 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 234 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031: 284 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031: 364 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031: 420 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031: 494 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031: 545 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031: 617 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031: 800 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031: 1,025 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031: 1,169 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031: 1,201 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031: 1,092 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031: 890 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031: 929 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031: 1,289 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031: 1,344 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031: 1,377 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 1,323 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 83 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 121 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 149 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 225 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 331 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 427 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 412 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 460 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 520 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 604 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 746 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 863 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 784 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 666 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 618 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 652 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 833 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 1,015
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2019.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031 to 2051: 204 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031 to 2051: 215 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031 to 2051: 213 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031 to 2051: 275 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031 to 2051: 319 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031 to 2051: 379 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031 to 2051: 413 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031 to 2051: 396 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031 to 2051: 350 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031 to 2051: 360 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031 to 2051: 397 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031 to 2051: 349 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031 to 2051: 325 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031 to 2051: 363 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031 to 2051: 385 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031 to 2051: 462 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031 to 2051: 475 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2051: 434 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 151 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2031: 162 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2031: 215 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2031: 195 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2031: 163 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2031: 118 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2031: 206 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2031: 340 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2031: 506 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2031: 565 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2031: 454 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2031: 229 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2031: 106 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2031: 263 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2031: 670 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2031: 692 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2031: 544 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2031: 308
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Brookfield was ages 0 to 4, which accounted for 10.7% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 10 to 14, which is expected to increase by 692 and account for 8.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 1,377 persons.

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