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Salisbury Heights

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in Salisbury Heights is 'Seniors (70 to 84)'.

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 Salisbury 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
Salisbury Heights - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)2445.62896.03045.9+60
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)46310.64489.34739.2+10
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)3999.24409.24669.1+68
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)47410.948610.14919.6+17
Young workforce (25 to 34)58513.556811.959411.6+9
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)83919.397820.41,05120.5+212
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)67415.558112.162012.1-54
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)43810.156911.952910.3+91
Seniors (70 to 84)2024.63858.051610.1+315
Elderly aged (85 and over)300.7481.0721.4+42
Total persons4,346100.04,791100.05,116100.0+769

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

Forecast age structure - Service age groups
Forecast age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 72 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2036: 516 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2036: 529 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2036: 620 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2036: 1,051 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2036: 594 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2036: 491 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2036: 466 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2036: 473 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 304 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 48 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026: 385 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026: 569 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026: 581 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026: 978 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026: 568 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026: 486 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026: 440 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026: 448 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 289 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 30 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 202 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 438 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 674 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 839 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 585 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 474 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 399 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 463 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 244
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 24 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026 to 2036: 131 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026 to 2036: -40 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026 to 2036: 40 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026 to 2036: 73 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026 to 2036: 26 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026 to 2036: 4 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026 to 2036: 27 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026 to 2036: 25 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 15 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 18 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2026: 183 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2026: 131 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2026: -93 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2026: 139 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2026: -16 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2026: 12 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2026: 41 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2026: -15 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 45
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In Salisbury Heights between 2016 and 2026, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 71 (6.4%), and will comprise 24.6% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 332 (49.6%) and comprise 20.9% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2026 is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)', with a total of 978 persons.

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