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City of SalisburyPopulation forecast

Mawson Lakes

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Mawson Lakes indicate a 1.0% increase in males under working age, a 77.2% increase in males of retirement age, and a 2.4% decrease 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 Mawson Lakes 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
Mawson Lakes - Total males201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45608.05287.44446.4-116
5 to 94746.84806.73885.6-86
10 to 143384.83785.33445.0+5
15 to 194436.34225.94015.8-42
20 to 2479211.35477.65257.6-266
25 to 2976510.96108.55568.0-209
30 to 3472610.46428.95417.8-185
35 to 396959.95718.04897.1-206
40 to 444776.85177.24576.6-19
45 to 494736.85587.84756.8+2
50 to 543555.14826.74746.8+120
55 to 592944.24426.24696.8+175
60 to 642323.33344.63955.7+163
65 to 691742.52573.63424.9+168
70 to 74971.41882.62533.6+157
75 to 79490.71291.81892.7+140
80 to 84330.5650.91181.7+85
85 and over240.3290.4761.1+52
Total persons6,999100.07,179100.06,938100.0-61
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for males in Mawson Lakes was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 11.3% of the total males.

The largest increase in males between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 55 to 59, which is expected to increase by 148 and account for 6.2% of the total males.

The largest male 5 year age group in 2026 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 642 males.

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