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Murray Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

Ravenswood North

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Ravenswood North indicate a 275.0% increase in population under working age, a 275.0% increase in population of retirement age, and a 162.5% 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 Ravenswood North 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
Ravenswood North - Total persons201620312051Change between 2016 and 2051
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 436.1138.01,2707.1+1,266
5 to 958.6159.41,7419.7+1,736
10 to 1446.61710.12,01211.2+2,008
15 to 1948.084.61,1736.5+1,169
20 to 2446.474.05002.8+496
25 to 2923.4106.07294.1+727
30 to 3424.01710.41,5078.4+1,505
35 to 3946.72012.11,96310.9+1,960
40 to 44610.11710.42,09511.7+2,089
45 to 49610.1106.01,3657.6+1,360
50 to 5447.574.28794.9+874
55 to 5958.453.15813.2+576
60 to 6435.842.74882.7+484
65 to 6924.342.23792.1+376
70 to 7411.832.03401.9+339
75 to 7911.131.73091.7+309
80 to 8400.321.42601.5+260
85 and over00.831.93491.9+349
Total persons56100.0165100.017,940100.0+17,884
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id (informed decisions), October 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Ravenswood North was ages 40 to 44, which accounted for 10.1% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39, which is expected to increase by 16 and account for 12.1% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 35 to 39 years, with a total of 20 persons.

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