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Clayton

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in Clayton is 'Young workforce (25 to 34)'.

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
Clayton - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)9124.41,3594.91,4734.8+561
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)7473.61,1784.21,2994.2+552
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)5432.61,5595.61,7345.6+1,191
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)7,63737.18,97432.49,80031.8+2,163
Young workforce (25 to 34)4,79923.36,23122.56,79922.0+2,000
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,48612.13,71413.44,13813.4+1,652
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,0695.21,4265.11,6915.5+622
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)8814.31,2014.31,3744.5+493
Seniors (70 to 84)1,0235.01,4025.11,7195.6+696
Elderly aged (85 and over)5142.56892.58222.7+307
Total persons20,611100.027,731100.030,848100.0+10,237

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: 822 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2041: 1,719 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2041: 1,374 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2041: 1,691 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2041: 4,138 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2041: 6,799 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2041: 9,800 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2041: 1,734 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2041: 1,299 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 1,473 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 689 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031: 1,402 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031: 1,201 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031: 1,426 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031: 3,714 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031: 6,231 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031: 8,974 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031: 1,559 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031: 1,178 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 1,359 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 514 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 1,023 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 881 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 1,069 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 2,486 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 4,799 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 7,637 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 543 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 747 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 912
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: 133 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031 to 2041: 317 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031 to 2041: 173 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031 to 2041: 265 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031 to 2041: 424 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031 to 2041: 567 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031 to 2041: 826 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031 to 2041: 176 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031 to 2041: 121 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2041: 113 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 174 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2031: 379 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2031: 320 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2031: 357 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2031: 1,228 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2031: 1,432 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2031: 1,337 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2031: 1,016 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2031: 431 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2031: 447
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2019.

Key findings

In Clayton between 2016 and 2031, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 1,894 (86.0%), and will comprise 14.8% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 874 (36.1%) and comprise 11.9% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2031 is 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)', with a total of 8,974 persons.

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