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City of SwanPopulation forecast

Midland

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Midland indicate a 35.8% increase in population under working age, a 34.5% increase in population of retirement age, and a 27.5% 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 Midland 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
Midland - Total persons201620262051Change between 2016 and 2051
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 48836.51,1476.51,5116.2+628
5 to 97645.61,0325.91,2585.1+494
10 to 146735.09715.51,1734.8+500
15 to 197355.41,0876.21,4585.9+723
20 to 241,1388.41,3547.71,9928.1+854
25 to 291,1738.61,4328.12,0598.4+886
30 to 341,0737.91,3887.91,8827.7+809
35 to 399547.01,2767.21,6946.9+740
40 to 448846.51,1676.61,5426.3+658
45 to 498646.41,0876.21,4295.8+565
50 to 549006.61,0275.81,3945.7+494
55 to 597865.89795.61,3385.4+552
60 to 646875.19215.21,2715.2+584
65 to 695954.47584.31,1174.5+522
70 to 744473.36363.61,0144.1+567
75 to 793712.75563.29353.8+564
80 to 842812.13982.37883.2+507
85 and over3642.74202.47052.9+341
Total persons13,572100.017,636100.024,561100.0+10,989
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Midland was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 8.6% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 15 to 19, which is expected to increase by 352 and account for 6.2% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 1,432 persons.

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