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City of SalisburyPopulation forecast

Parafield Gardens - Green Fields

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Parafield Gardens - Green Fields indicate a 7.8% increase in females under working age, a 24.5% increase in females of retirement age, and a 4.0% increase 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 Parafield Gardens - Green Fields 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
Parafield Gardens - Green Fields - Total females201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45946.86126.55656.0-29
5 to 95866.76266.75746.1-13
10 to 145366.16116.55806.2+44
15 to 195846.76286.76146.6+31
20 to 246357.36146.56196.6-16
25 to 296237.16456.96266.7+3
30 to 347508.66136.55756.2-174
35 to 395676.55926.35676.10
40 to 445506.36697.15956.4+45
45 to 495175.96216.66066.5+89
50 to 546107.05826.26196.6+9
55 to 595456.25265.65576.0+13
60 to 644234.95495.95125.5+89
65 to 694034.64745.14604.9+56
70 to 742963.43744.04624.9+165
75 to 792362.73173.43744.0+138
80 to 841321.51892.02492.7+117
85 and over1321.51391.51852.0+53
Total persons8,719100.09,382100.09,339100.0+620
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 Parafield Gardens - Green Fields was ages 30 to 34, which accounted for 8.6% of the total females.

The largest increase in females between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 60 to 64, which is expected to increase by 126 and account for 5.9% of the total females.

The largest female 5 year age group in 2026 is 40 to 44 years, with a total of 669 females.

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