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Shire of Serpentine JarrahdalePopulation forecast

Byford area

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Byford area indicate a 65.1% increase in males under working age, a 123.1% increase in males of retirement age, and a 96.8% increase 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 Byford area 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
Byford area - Total males201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 491311.91,2208.41,3117.4+398
5 to 97349.61,2028.31,2827.3+548
10 to 145206.81,1568.01,2517.1+731
15 to 194075.31,0337.11,2447.0+836
20 to 245266.91,2078.31,4378.1+911
25 to 2984811.11,3569.31,4838.4+635
30 to 3489011.61,2528.61,3977.9+507
35 to 396288.21,1437.91,2687.2+640
40 to 444726.21,0427.21,1426.5+670
45 to 494195.59266.41,1686.6+749
50 to 543434.57335.11,0846.1+741
55 to 592843.76474.59595.4+675
60 to 642052.75433.78134.6+608
65 to 691922.53902.76493.7+456
70 to 741141.52641.84882.8+375
75 to 79841.11921.33271.9+243
80 to 84360.51010.71911.1+155
85 and over420.5970.71640.9+122
Total persons7,658100.014,504100.017,658100.0+10,000
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 Byford area was ages 0 to 4, which accounted for 11.9% of the total males.

The largest increase in males between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 20 to 24, which is expected to increase by 681 and account for 8.3% of the total males.

The largest male 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 1,356 males.

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