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City of South PerthPopulation forecast

City of South Perth

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the City of South Perth indicate a 10.9% increase in males under working age, a 24.0% increase in males of retirement age, and a 5.2% 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 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.

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Forecast age structure - Service age groups
City of South Perth - Total males201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,1295.21,2335.11,6635.1+534
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1,5297.01,7147.12,2497.0+720
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,5967.31,9338.02,4217.5+825
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,66112.22,85911.83,95012.2+1,289
Young workforce (25 to 34)3,97718.24,04716.75,87918.2+1,902
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,16519.14,64219.26,29319.5+2,128
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,53611.62,53710.53,25910.1+723
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,34910.82,1618.92,5257.8+176
Seniors (70 to 84)1,5036.92,45210.13,0049.3+1,501
Elderly aged (85 and over)3651.76152.51,0703.3+705
Total persons21,811100.024,193100.032,314100.0+10,503
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), July 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for males in the City of South Perth was ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which accounted for 19.1% of the total males.

The largest increase in males between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages Seniors (70 to 84), which is expected to increase by 949 and account for 10.1% of the total males.

The largest male 5 year age group in 2026 is Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) years, with a total of 4,642 males.

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