City of South PerthPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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City of South Perth

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the City of South Perth indicate a 11.2% increase in population under working age, a 37.1% increase in population of retirement age, and a 5.8% increase in population 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 the City of South Perth 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
City of South Perth - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 2,1464.92,3744.83,2024.9+1,056
5 to 9 2,1624.92,3294.73,0824.7+920
10 to 14 2,1434.92,4695.03,2044.9+1,061
15 to 19 2,8036.43,3686.94,3196.6+1,515
20 to 24 3,9789.04,1478.45,8278.8+1,849
25 to 29 4,0669.24,0818.36,0289.2+1,962
30 to 34 3,6518.33,8177.85,4378.3+1,787
35 to 39 2,9476.73,4046.94,6417.0+1,693
40 to 44 2,6696.13,0946.34,1686.3+1,499
45 to 49 2,7816.32,8625.83,8285.8+1,046
50 to 54 2,6546.02,7165.53,6115.5+957
55 to 59 2,7356.22,7185.53,3985.2+663
60 to 64 2,5975.92,4765.03,0274.6+430
65 to 69 2,2485.12,3414.82,6614.0+413
70 to 74 1,5103.42,1594.42,4693.8+959
75 to 79 1,0892.51,8813.82,2793.5+1,190
80 to 84 7791.81,3112.72,0733.1+1,294
85 and over1,1402.61,5863.22,5883.9+1,448
Total persons44,100100.049,134100.065,842100.0+21,742

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2018.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 2,588 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 2,073 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 2,279 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 2,469 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 2,661 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 3,027 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 3,398 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 3,611 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 3,828 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 4,168 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 4,641 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 5,437 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 6,028 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 5,827 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 4,319 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 3,204 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 3,082 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 3,202 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 1,586 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 1,311 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 1,881 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 2,159 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 2,341 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 2,476 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 2,718 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 2,716 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 2,862 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 3,094 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 3,404 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 3,817 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 4,081 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 4,147 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 3,368 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 2,469 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 2,329 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 2,374 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 1,140 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 779 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 1,089 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 1,510 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 2,248 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 2,597 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 2,735 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 2,654 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 2,781 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 2,669 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 2,947 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 3,651 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 4,066 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 3,978 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 2,803 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 2,143 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 2,162 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 2,146
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2018.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2041: 1,002 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2041: 761 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2041: 397 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2041: 311 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2041: 321 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2041: 551 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2041: 680 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2041: 894 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2041: 965 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2041: 1,075 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2041: 1,237 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2041: 1,620 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2041: 1,947 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2041: 1,680 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2041: 950 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2041: 735 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2041: 753 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2041: 828 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 446 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 532 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 792 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 648 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 92 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: -121 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -17 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 62 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 81 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 425 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 457 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 166 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 15 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 169 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 565 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 326 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 167 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 229
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the City of South Perth was ages 25 to 29 , which accounted for 9.2% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79 , which is expected to increase by 792 and account for 3.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 4,147 persons.

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