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City of PlayfordPopulation forecast

City of Playford

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for City of Playford indicate a 21.3% increase in males under working age, a 42.8% increase in males of retirement age, and a 21.2% increase in males 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 City of Playford 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 - Service age groups
City of Playford - Total males201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)4,1219.14,8468.75,5648.5+1,443
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)4,96611.06,18011.17,08110.8+2,115
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)3,6208.04,8588.75,5458.4+1,925
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)4,96811.05,2819.56,1709.4+1,201
Young workforce (25 to 34)6,93815.48,44715.29,58014.6+2,642
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)8,26818.310,62119.112,97419.7+4,706
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)5,48312.15,69710.26,69410.2+1,211
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,5777.94,9198.85,3388.1+1,761
Seniors (70 to 84)2,7416.14,0287.25,6638.6+2,921
Elderly aged (85 and over)4841.17681.41,1321.7+648
Total persons45,166100.055,645100.065,742100.0+20,575
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for males in City of Playford was ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which accounted for 18.3% of the total males.

The largest increase in males between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which is expected to increase by 2,353 and account for 19.1% of the total males.

The largest male 5 year age group in 2026 is Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) years, with a total of 10,621 males.

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