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Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Diggers Rest indicate a 343.9% increase in population under working age, a 219.1% increase in population of retirement age, and a 262.7% 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
Diggers Rest - Total persons201620312051Change between 2016 and 2051
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41757.18038.81,0867.4+911
5 to 91445.96497.19876.7+842
10 to 141255.15195.79186.2+793
15 to 191255.14484.98275.6+702
20 to 242138.75676.27945.4+581
25 to 292379.78098.99646.5+726
30 to 342198.996710.61,1707.9+951
35 to 391666.81,00711.01,3299.0+1,163
40 to 441315.48959.81,3689.3+1,237
45 to 491757.26617.21,2408.4+1,065
50 to 541696.94675.11,0707.2+901
55 to 591978.13443.88896.0+692
60 to 641516.23023.36914.7+540
65 to 69923.82402.65183.5+426
70 to 74642.62042.23812.6+316
75 to 79321.31301.42541.7+222
80 to 84241.0770.81801.2+156
85 and over80.3510.6980.7+90
Total persons2,452100.09,142100.014,765100.0+12,313

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: 98 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2051: 180 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2051: 254 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2051: 381 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2051: 518 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2051: 691 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2051: 889 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2051: 1,070 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2051: 1,240 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2051: 1,368 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2051: 1,329 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2051: 1,170 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2051: 964 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2051: 794 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2051: 827 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2051: 918 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2051: 987 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2051: 1,086 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 51 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031: 77 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031: 130 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031: 204 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031: 240 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031: 302 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031: 344 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031: 467 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031: 661 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031: 895 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031: 1,007 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031: 967 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031: 809 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031: 567 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031: 448 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031: 519 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031: 649 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 803 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 8 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 24 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 32 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 64 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 92 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 151 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 197 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 169 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 175 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 131 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 166 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 219 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 237 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 213 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 125 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 125 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 144 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 175
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: 48 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031 to 2051: 102 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031 to 2051: 124 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031 to 2051: 176 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031 to 2051: 278 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031 to 2051: 389 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031 to 2051: 545 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031 to 2051: 603 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031 to 2051: 579 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031 to 2051: 473 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031 to 2051: 322 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031 to 2051: 203 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031 to 2051: 154 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031 to 2051: 227 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031 to 2051: 379 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031 to 2051: 399 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031 to 2051: 337 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2051: 284 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 43 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2031: 53 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2031: 98 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2031: 140 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2031: 148 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2031: 151 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2031: 147 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2031: 298 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2031: 486 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2031: 764 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2031: 841 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2031: 748 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2031: 572 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2031: 354 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2031: 322 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2031: 393 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2031: 505 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2031: 627
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 Diggers Rest was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 9.7% 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 841 and account for 11.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 35 to 39 years, with a total of 1,007 persons.

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