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City of MeltonPopulation forecast


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 Hillside 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 2020.

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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