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City of Moonee ValleyPopulation forecast

Milleara Neighbourhood

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Milleara Neighbourhood indicate a 2.7% increase in population under working age, a 1.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 1.4% 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 Milleara Neighbourhood 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
Milleara Neighbourhood - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 46915.46705.28245.5+133
5 to 97235.77045.48515.7+129
10 to 145834.66775.28085.4+225
15 to 196525.16475.07495.0+97
20 to 246915.45764.57234.8+33
25 to 297045.56835.38295.5+125
30 to 347325.77876.19536.3+221
35 to 397385.88416.51,0326.9+293
40 to 447936.28386.51,0346.9+240
45 to 497756.17966.19736.5+198
50 to 547575.97826.09256.1+169
55 to 597265.77305.68625.7+136
60 to 647255.77155.58335.5+108
65 to 699397.47045.48125.4-127
70 to 748626.86785.27495.0-113
75 to 797175.68246.47204.8+4
80 to 844973.96895.36384.2+141
85 and over4413.56054.77354.9+294
Total persons12,746100.012,946100.015,051100.0+2,305
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Milleara Neighbourhood was ages 65 to 69, which accounted for 7.4% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 80 to 84, which is expected to increase by 192 and account for 5.3% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 35 to 39 years, with a total of 841 persons.

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