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City of Port Phillip

Births and deaths

In 2017, Elwood - Ripponlea is estimated to have the highest fertility rate of 1.15 (births per woman), this is expected to increase to 1.17 in 2041.

The number of births in City of Port Phillip are derived by multiplying age specific fertility rates of women aged 15-49 by the female population in these age groups for all years during the forecast period.

Birth rates are especially influential in determining the number of children in an area, with most inner urban areas having relatively low birth rates, compared to outer suburban or rural and regional areas. Birth rates have been changing, with a greater share of women bearing children at older ages or not at all, with overall increases in fertility rates. This can have a large impact on the future population profile.

Forecast fertility rates (births per woman)
City of Port PhillipYearChange between 2017 and 2041
City of Port Phillip1.131.14+0.02
East St Kilda1.141.140
Elwood - Ripponlea1.151.17+0.02
Fishermens Bend1.011.14+0.12
Middle Park - Albert Park1.131.15+0.02
Port Melbourne1.151.17+0.02
South Melbourne1.131.16+0.03
St Kilda1.101.11+0.01
St Kilda Road1.051.11+0.06


Death rates

The forecast number of deaths in City of Port Phillip is a reflection of death rates assumed for small areas. For historical years, this will equal the number of deaths published by the ABS, where this information was available at the time of forecasting. These rates are based on historical estimates for City of Port Phillip, which have been extrapolated into the future, assuming an increase in expectation of life in all age groups (except 85 years and over).

Death rates are influential in shaping the numbers of older people in an area's population. Death rates too have been changing, with higher life expectancy at most ages, with men's life expectancy increasing more than that of women.