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Hocking - Pearsall

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Hocking - Pearsall indicate a 12.0% increase in population under working age, a 104.6% increase in population of retirement age, and a 18.6% 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 Hocking - Pearsall 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
Hocking - Pearsall - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 49109.01,0058.18997.5-10
5 to 98448.39197.48266.8-18
10 to 146976.98206.67566.3+59
15 to 195875.88156.67546.3+167
20 to 247157.18637.07976.6+82
25 to 298218.19707.88707.2+50
30 to 341,02310.11,0108.28707.2-154
35 to 399409.39687.88437.0-97
40 to 448198.19217.47766.4-44
45 to 497257.28536.97596.3+34
50 to 545725.77716.27176.0+145
55 to 594244.26695.46975.8+273
60 to 644394.35394.46345.3+195
65 to 693273.24083.35674.7+240
70 to 741671.63883.14994.1+333
75 to 79780.82772.24003.3+323
80 to 84200.21160.92382.0+218
85 and over200.2630.51511.3+131
Total persons10,127100.012,373100.012,054100.0+1,927
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Hocking - Pearsall was ages 30 to 34, which accounted for 10.1% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 55 to 59, which is expected to increase by 245 and account for 5.4% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 1,010 persons.

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