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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 3.2% decrease in females under working age, a 94.6% increase in females of retirement age, and a 5.1% decrease in females 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 females201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45388.04927.24146.3-124
5 to 94707.04546.63675.6-103
10 to 143545.23725.43345.1-20
15 to 194056.04256.23956.0-10
20 to 2468010.15097.44827.3-198
25 to 2974811.15458.05087.7-241
30 to 3473610.95578.14777.2-259
35 to 395828.65207.64316.5-151
40 to 444857.24787.03956.0-90
45 to 494226.24716.94186.3-4
50 to 543565.34656.84366.6+81
55 to 593124.64226.24286.5+116
60 to 642603.83415.03905.9+130
65 to 691432.12603.83234.9+180
70 to 74921.42153.12684.1+176
75 to 79550.81382.02173.3+162
80 to 84450.7931.41672.5+122
85 and over711.0841.21362.1+65
Total persons6,755100.06,841100.06,586100.0-169
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for females in Mawson Lakes was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 11.1% of the total females.

The largest increase in females between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 70 to 74, which is expected to increase by 123 and account for 3.1% of the total females.

The largest female 5 year age group in 2026 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 557 females.

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