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Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Melton indicate a 28.3% increase in population under working age, a 45.6% increase in population of retirement age, and a 16.9% 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
Melton - Total persons201620312051Change between 2016 and 2051
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45997.27036.81,1206.7+522
5 to 95516.67066.81,1426.8+590
10 to 144565.46526.31,0256.1+569
15 to 194505.46416.29996.0+549
20 to 246047.26956.71,0766.4+472
25 to 296457.77717.41,1977.1+552
30 to 345827.06786.51,0976.5+515
35 to 395136.15905.79645.7+451
40 to 445016.06206.01,0206.1+519
45 to 495276.35905.79725.8+445
50 to 544605.55655.49275.5+467
55 to 594935.95435.28875.3+394
60 to 645666.85535.38715.2+305
65 to 696017.25725.59355.6+335
70 to 743774.55455.39005.4+523
75 to 792302.74704.57694.6+539
80 to 841281.53453.35913.5+463
85 and over841.01351.32831.7+199
Total persons8,366100.010,374100.016,775100.0+8,410

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: 283 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2051: 591 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2051: 769 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2051: 900 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2051: 935 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2051: 871 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2051: 887 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2051: 927 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2051: 972 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2051: 1,020 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2051: 964 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2051: 1,097 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2051: 1,197 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2051: 1,076 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2051: 999 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2051: 1,025 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2051: 1,142 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2051: 1,120 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 135 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031: 345 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031: 470 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031: 545 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031: 572 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031: 553 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031: 543 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031: 565 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031: 590 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031: 620 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031: 590 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031: 678 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031: 771 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031: 695 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031: 641 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031: 652 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031: 706 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 703 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 84 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 128 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 230 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 377 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 601 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 566 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 493 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 460 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 527 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 501 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 513 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 582 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 645 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 604 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 450 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 456 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 551 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 599
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: 149 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031 to 2051: 246 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031 to 2051: 299 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031 to 2051: 355 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031 to 2051: 364 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031 to 2051: 318 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031 to 2051: 344 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031 to 2051: 362 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031 to 2051: 382 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031 to 2051: 399 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031 to 2051: 373 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031 to 2051: 419 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031 to 2051: 426 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031 to 2051: 381 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031 to 2051: 358 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031 to 2051: 373 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031 to 2051: 436 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2051: 417 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 51 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2031: 217 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2031: 241 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2031: 168 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2031: -29 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2031: -13 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2031: 50 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2031: 105 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2031: 63 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2031: 119 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2031: 77 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2031: 96 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2031: 126 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2031: 91 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2031: 191 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2031: 196 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2031: 154 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2031: 104
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 Melton was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 7.7% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79, which is expected to increase by 241 and account for 4.5% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 771 persons.

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