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City of Monash

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in the City of Monash is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)'.

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 Monash 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 - Service age groups
City of Monash - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)10,2135.311,5285.112,6075.1+2,394
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)14,6007.616,0097.017,5007.0+2,900
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)12,3216.415,9107.017,1876.9+4,866
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)26,14513.630,78913.633,21713.3+7,072
Young workforce (25 to 34)29,75015.435,11215.538,62415.5+8,874
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)37,29019.345,70320.150,18020.1+12,890
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)21,45611.124,87811.027,96511.2+6,509
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)17,5139.120,0618.821,8978.8+4,384
Seniors (70 to 84)18,4339.620,3158.922,7179.1+4,284
Elderly aged (85 and over)5,1292.76,8633.07,3933.0+2,264
Total persons192,850100.0227,168100.0249,287100.0+56,436

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, February 2019.

Forecast age structure - Service age groups
Forecast age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 7,393 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2041: 22,717 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2041: 21,897 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2041: 27,965 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2041: 50,180 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2041: 38,624 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2041: 33,217 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2041: 17,187 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2041: 17,500 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 12,607 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 6,863 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031: 20,315 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031: 20,061 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031: 24,878 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031: 45,703 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031: 35,112 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031: 30,789 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031: 15,910 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031: 16,009 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 11,528 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 5,129 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 18,433 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 17,513 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 21,456 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 37,290 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 29,750 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 26,145 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 12,321 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 14,600 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 10,213
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2019.
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031 to 2041: 530 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031 to 2041: 2,401 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031 to 2041: 1,837 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031 to 2041: 3,087 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031 to 2041: 4,477 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031 to 2041: 3,512 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031 to 2041: 2,428 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031 to 2041: 1,277 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031 to 2041: 1,490 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2041: 1,079 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 1,734 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2031: 1,882 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2031: 2,548 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2031: 3,422 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2031: 8,413 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2031: 5,362 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2031: 4,644 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2031: 3,589 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2031: 1,409 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2031: 1,315
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2019.

Key findings

In the City of Monash between 2016 and 2031, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 6,313 (17.0%), and will comprise 19.1% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 6,164 (15.0%) and comprise 20.8% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2031 is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)', with a total of 45,703 persons.

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