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Brunswick

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Brunswick indicate a 54.2% increase in population under working age, a 32.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 29.9% 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 Brunswick 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
Brunswick - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41,1934.62,0596.02,1585.8+965
5 to 99183.51,3193.81,4783.9+560
10 to 146162.48282.41,1073.0+491
15 to 198173.11,4204.11,5834.2+767
20 to 243,01411.63,59410.43,6569.8+643
25 to 294,29216.54,89114.24,95913.2+668
30 to 343,59313.84,73713.84,73312.6+1,140
35 to 392,5129.73,65210.63,7229.9+1,210
40 to 441,7696.82,5217.32,8067.5+1,038
45 to 491,4305.51,9505.72,3666.3+935
50 to 541,1594.51,6064.71,9825.3+823
55 to 591,1204.31,3343.91,6034.3+484
60 to 648663.31,0092.91,2643.4+398
65 to 697462.99362.71,0722.9+325
70 to 745592.27452.28522.3+293
75 to 795472.16441.97892.1+243
80 to 844111.65161.56401.7+228
85 and over3841.56601.97221.9+338
Total persons25,946100.034,420100.037,494100.0+11,548
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Brunswick was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 16.5% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 30 to 34, which is expected to increase by 1,144 and account for 13.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 4,891 persons.

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