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 16.1% increase in population under working age, a 33.0% increase in population of retirement age, and a 14.3% 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 2,1464.92,6545.13,5025.2+1,356
5 to 9 2,1624.92,4394.73,1304.6+968
10 to 14 2,1434.92,3994.63,1274.6+984
15 to 19 2,8036.43,5186.84,4266.5+1,623
20 to 24 3,9789.04,7319.16,2259.2+2,248
25 to 29 4,0669.24,4648.66,0789.0+2,012
30 to 34 3,6518.33,9917.75,3817.9+1,731
35 to 39 2,9476.73,6717.14,7947.1+1,846
40 to 44 2,6696.13,3796.54,4086.5+1,739
45 to 49 2,7816.33,1556.14,2816.3+1,500
50 to 54 2,6546.02,9915.84,0756.0+1,421
55 to 59 2,7356.22,8675.53,7265.5+991
60 to 64 2,5975.92,5454.93,2344.8+637
65 to 69 2,2485.12,3474.52,7384.0+489
70 to 74 1,5103.42,1504.12,4553.6+945
75 to 79 1,0892.51,7913.52,0873.1+998
80 to 84 7791.81,2212.41,8292.7+1,050
85 and over1,1412.61,4912.92,2443.3+1,104
Total persons44,100100.051,803100.067,743100.0+23,643

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 2,244 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 1,829 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 2,087 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 2,455 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 2,738 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 3,234 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 3,726 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 4,075 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 4,281 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 4,408 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 4,794 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 5,381 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 6,078 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 6,225 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 4,426 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 3,127 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 3,130 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 3,502 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 1,491 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 1,221 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 1,791 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 2,150 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 2,347 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 2,545 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 2,867 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 2,991 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 3,155 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 3,379 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 3,671 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 3,991 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 4,464 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 4,731 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 3,518 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 2,399 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 2,439 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 2,654 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 1,141 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, September 2017.
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: 753 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2041: 608 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2041: 296 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2041: 305 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2041: 390 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2041: 689 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2041: 860 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2041: 1,084 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2041: 1,127 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2041: 1,029 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2041: 1,123 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2041: 1,390 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2041: 1,614 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2041: 1,495 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2041: 908 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2041: 728 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2041: 691 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2041: 848 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 350 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 442 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 702 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 639 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 99 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: -52 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 131 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 337 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 373 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 710 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 723 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 340 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 398 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 753 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 715 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 257 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 277 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 508
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.

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 20 to 24 , which is expected to increase by 753 and account for 9.1% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 4,731 persons.

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