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Virginia Growth Area (Buckland Park)

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Virginia Growth Area (Buckland Park) indicate a 3537.5% increase in population under working age, a 3520.0% increase in population of retirement age, and a 2054.7% 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 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 - 5 year age groups
Virginia Growth Area (Buckland Park) - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 477.028311.991211.1+905
5 to 943.71747.37158.7+711
10 to 1455.41255.25096.2+504
15 to 1966.21144.84285.2+422
20 to 241313.51677.04885.9+475
25 to 2944.231513.283210.1+828
30 to 3455.633814.21,05012.7+1,045
35 to 391010.42359.989610.9+886
40 to 4488.71486.25987.3+590
45 to 4943.71104.64365.3+433
50 to 5499.0833.53344.1+325
55 to 591010.1622.62563.1+246
60 to 6466.5441.81862.3+180
65 to 6944.5371.61381.7+134
70 to 7411.1351.51181.4+116
75 to 7900.0241.01041.3+104
80 to 8400.0351.51141.4+114
85 and over00.3502.11291.6+128
Total persons96100.02,382100.08,243100.0+8,147

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

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 129 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 114 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 104 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 118 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 138 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 186 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 256 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 334 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 436 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 598 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 896 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 1,050 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 832 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 488 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 428 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 509 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 715 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 912 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 50 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 35 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 24 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 35 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 37 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 44 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 62 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 83 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 110 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 148 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 235 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 338 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 315 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 167 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 114 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 125 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 174 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 283 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 0 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 0 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 0 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 1 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 4 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 6 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 10 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 9 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 4 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 8 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 10 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 5 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 4 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 13 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 6 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 5 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 4 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 7
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 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: 78 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 79 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 81 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 82 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 100 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 142 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 193 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 251 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 326 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 450 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 661 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 713 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 517 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 320 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 314 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 385 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 541 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 629 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 50 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 35 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 24 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 34 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 33 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 38 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 53 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 75 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 107 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 140 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 225 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 332 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 311 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 154 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 108 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 119 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 171 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 276
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 Virginia Growth Area (Buckland Park) was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 13.5% 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 332 and account for 14.2% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 338 persons.

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