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Hillside

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Hillside indicate a 12.5% decrease in population under working age, a 110.7% increase in population of retirement age, and a --% decrease 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
Hillside - Total persons201620312051Change between 2016 and 2051
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41,1546.99135.29865.4-168
5 to 91,3758.21,1226.41,1786.4-197
10 to 141,4428.61,4388.21,4427.90
15 to 191,3157.91,5729.01,5128.3+197
20 to 241,2167.31,2797.31,2526.8+36
25 to 291,0996.61,0055.71,0575.8-42
30 to 341,1276.71,0045.71,0645.8-63
35 to 391,2987.81,1236.41,1716.4-127
40 to 441,5239.11,2457.11,2857.0-238
45 to 491,4058.41,0986.31,0715.9-334
50 to 541,1296.71,1396.51,0285.6-101
55 to 598965.41,1416.51,0055.5+109
60 to 646443.81,0456.09075.0+263
65 to 695023.08124.68374.6+335
70 to 743161.96023.47834.3+467
75 to 791641.04352.57043.8+540
80 to 84900.53091.85723.1+482
85 and over500.32061.24452.4+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 - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2051: 445 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2051: 572 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2051: 704 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2051: 783 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2051: 837 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2051: 907 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2051: 1,005 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2051: 1,028 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2051: 1,071 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2051: 1,285 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2051: 1,171 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2051: 1,064 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2051: 1,057 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2051: 1,252 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2051: 1,512 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2051: 1,442 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2051: 1,178 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2051: 986 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 206 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031: 309 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031: 435 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031: 602 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031: 812 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031: 1,045 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031: 1,141 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031: 1,139 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031: 1,098 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031: 1,245 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031: 1,123 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031: 1,004 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031: 1,005 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031: 1,279 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031: 1,572 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031: 1,438 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031: 1,122 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 913 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 50 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 90 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 164 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 316 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 502 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 644 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 896 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 1,129 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 1,405 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 1,523 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 1,298 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 1,127 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 1,099 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 1,216 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 1,315 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 1,442 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 1,375 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 - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031 to 2051: 239 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031 to 2051: 262 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031 to 2051: 268 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031 to 2051: 181 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031 to 2051: 25 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031 to 2051: -137 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031 to 2051: -136 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031 to 2051: -111 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031 to 2051: -26 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031 to 2051: 40 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031 to 2051: 48 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031 to 2051: 60 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031 to 2051: 52 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031 to 2051: -27 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031 to 2051: -60 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031 to 2051: 4 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031 to 2051: 57 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2051: 74 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 156 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2031: 219 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2031: 271 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2031: 286 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2031: 310 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2031: 401 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2031: 245 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2031: 10 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2031: -307 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2031: -278 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2031: -175 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2031: -123 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2031: -94 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2031: 63 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2031: 257 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2031: -4 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2031: -253 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 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Hillside was ages 40 to 44, which accounted for 9.1% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 60 to 64, which is expected to increase by 401 and account for 6.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 15 to 19 years, with a total of 1,572 persons.

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