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Wheeler Heights

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Wheeler Heights indicate a 15.2% decrease in population under working age, a 40.6% increase in population of retirement age, and a 5.5% decrease 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 the Northern Beaches Council area 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
Wheeler Heights - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 42237.02046.62136.6-11
5 to 92869.02307.42427.6-44
10 to 142758.62317.42367.4-38
15 to 192487.81996.41865.8-63
20 to 241605.11514.91374.3-23
25 to 29953.01274.11173.6+22
30 to 341233.91254.01294.0+6
35 to 392307.21795.71956.1-34
40 to 442798.82217.12347.3-45
45 to 492979.32307.42257.0-72
50 to 542337.32327.42086.5-25
55 to 591585.02317.41996.2+41
60 to 641695.31886.01926.0+23
65 to 691213.81364.41875.9+67
70 to 741404.41484.81685.2+27
75 to 79963.01123.61314.1+35
80 to 84341.11003.21133.5+79
85 and over100.3682.2912.8+82
Total persons3,176100.03,112100.03,203100.0+27

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 91 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 113 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 131 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 168 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 187 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 192 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 199 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 208 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 225 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 234 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 195 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 129 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 117 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 137 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 186 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 236 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 242 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 213 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 68 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 100 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 112 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 148 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 136 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 188 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 231 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 232 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 230 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 221 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 179 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 125 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 127 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 151 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 199 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 231 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 230 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 204 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 10 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 34 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 96 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 140 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 121 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 169 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 158 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 233 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 297 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 279 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 230 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 123 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 95 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 160 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 248 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 275 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 286 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 223
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 24 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 14 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 19 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 19 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 52 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 5 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: -32 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: -24 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: -6 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 13 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 17 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 4 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: -11 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: -14 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: -14 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 6 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 13 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 8 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 58 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 65 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 17 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 8 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 15 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 19 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 74 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -1 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -67 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: -58 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: -51 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 3 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 32 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -9 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: -49 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -44 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -56 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: -19
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Wheeler Heights was ages 45 to 49, which accounted for 9.3% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 55 to 59, which is expected to increase by 74 and account for 7.4% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 50 to 54 years, with a total of 232 persons.

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