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City of MeltonPopulation forecast

Diggers Rest

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 Diggers Rest 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 2020.

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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