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City of PlayfordPopulation forecast

Playford North Extension

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Playford North Extension indicate a 51.7% increase in population under working age, a 255.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 57.1% 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 Playford North Extension 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
Playford North Extension - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 42,02413.72,62811.03,06610.3+1,042
5 to 91,49610.12,2899.62,6949.0+1,198
10 to 141,0597.12,0288.52,3447.8+1,285
15 to 191,0186.91,7817.52,1867.3+1,168
20 to 241,48510.01,9668.22,3918.0+905
25 to 291,84212.42,2629.52,5678.6+725
30 to 341,53510.42,2599.42,5668.6+1,031
35 to 391,0236.92,0118.42,3687.9+1,345
40 to 447925.31,5356.41,9436.5+1,151
45 to 496984.71,1965.01,6875.6+989
50 to 546414.39634.01,3964.7+755
55 to 594793.27833.31,0993.7+621
60 to 642952.06562.78762.9+580
65 to 691831.24942.17062.4+522
70 to 741390.93311.46012.0+462
75 to 79500.32150.94781.6+428
80 to 84290.21770.73591.2+330
85 and over350.23321.45541.9+518
Total persons14,824100.023,905100.029,880100.0+15,056
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 Playford North Extension was ages 0 to 4, which accounted for 13.7% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39, which is expected to increase by 988 and account for 8.4% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 0 to 4 years, with a total of 2,628 persons.

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