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Bushfield - Woodford

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in Bushfield - Woodford is 'Seniors (70 to 84)'.

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 Warrnambool City 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 - Service age groups
Bushfield - Woodford - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)424.5535.1655.5+23
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)13013.812111.414211.9+13
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)12413.210810.212810.7+4
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)485.1989.2917.7+43
Young workforce (25 to 34)545.8635.9816.8+27
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)21322.718817.720817.5-4
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)13114.012611.912110.2-10
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)12012.813312.614011.8+21
Seniors (70 to 84)697.415814.919216.1+123
Elderly aged (85 and over)60.6101.0231.9+17
Total persons937100.01,058100.01,193100.0+256

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Forecast age structure - Service age groups
Forecast age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 23 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2036: 192 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2036: 140 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2036: 121 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2036: 208 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2036: 81 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2036: 91 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2036: 128 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2036: 142 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 65 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 10 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026: 158 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026: 133 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026: 126 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026: 188 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026: 63 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026: 98 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026: 108 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026: 121 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 53 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 6 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 69 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 120 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 131 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 213 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 54 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 48 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 124 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 130 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 42
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 13 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026 to 2036: 34 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026 to 2036: 7 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026 to 2036: -5 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026 to 2036: 21 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026 to 2036: 18 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026 to 2036: -6 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026 to 2036: 20 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026 to 2036: 21 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 12 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 4 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2026: 89 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2026: 13 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2026: -4 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2026: -25 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2026: 8 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2026: 50 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2026: -16 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2026: -8 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 11
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In Bushfield - Woodford between 2016 and 2026, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to decrease by 14 (4.7%), and will comprise 26.7% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 106 (54.4%) and comprise 28.5% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2026 is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)', with a total of 188 persons.

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