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City of MonashPopulation forecast


Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Hughesdale indicate a 14.2% increase in population under working age, a 29.4% increase in population of retirement age, and a 11.5% 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 Hughesdale 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
Hughesdale - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45236.55766.36136.3+90
5 to 94685.85325.85675.8+99
10 to 144195.25025.55355.5+116
15 to 194345.45716.26046.2+170
20 to 246868.67828.68358.6+149
25 to 297519.48299.18849.1+133
30 to 347088.87658.48178.4+109
35 to 395767.26787.47237.4+147
40 to 446057.66156.76556.7+50
45 to 495737.25405.95755.9+2
50 to 544655.84665.15115.2+46
55 to 594345.44935.44824.9+48
60 to 643163.94464.94134.2+97
65 to 692873.63674.04004.1+113
70 to 742252.83223.53693.8+144
75 to 792022.52582.83103.2+108
80 to 841772.22072.32492.5+72
85 and over1531.91972.22252.3+72
Total persons8,002100.09,146100.09,767100.0+1,765
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, February 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Hughesdale was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 9.4% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 15 to 19, which is expected to increase by 137 and account for 6.2% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 829 persons.

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