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Madeley - Wangara - Woodvale

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Madeley - Wangara - Woodvale indicate a 31.5% increase in population under working age, a 15.4% increase in population of retirement age, and a 28.0% 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 Madeley - Wangara - Woodvale 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
Madeley - Wangara - Woodvale - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 44747.16127.35486.6+75
5 to 95087.66207.45416.5+33
10 to 143695.65456.55086.1+139
15 to 193695.65106.14835.8+114
20 to 243465.24495.34655.6+119
25 to 294386.64985.94575.5+19
30 to 345087.65616.74915.9-16
35 to 395147.76187.45216.2+6
40 to 445668.56177.35266.3-40
45 to 494346.55887.05336.4+99
50 to 543595.45756.85326.4+173
55 to 593184.84765.75286.3+210
60 to 642954.44175.05066.1+211
65 to 693615.43724.44905.9+129
70 to 742303.53073.74235.1+193
75 to 792333.53153.73564.3+123
80 to 841682.51712.02583.1+90
85 and over1522.31551.81972.4+46
Total persons6,643100.08,405100.08,365100.0+1,722
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 Madeley - Wangara - Woodvale was ages 40 to 44, which accounted for 8.5% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 50 to 54, which is expected to increase by 216 and account for 6.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 620 persons.

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