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City of Whitehorse

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for the City of Whitehorse indicate a 17.2% increase in population under working age, a 21.7% increase in population of retirement age, and a 26.1% 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 the City of Whitehorse 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
City of Whitehorse - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 49,6405.711,6795.612,5575.5+2,917
5 to 99,8655.811,0665.311,9715.2+2,106
10 to 149,4555.611,1985.312,2205.3+2,765
15 to 1910,8536.414,6237.015,7406.9+4,887
20 to 2414,2058.418,7008.919,8708.7+5,665
25 to 2912,8977.617,4348.318,6408.1+5,743
30 to 3411,9317.015,5107.416,7007.3+4,769
35 to 3910,8746.414,3736.815,5396.8+4,665
40 to 4411,6786.914,0386.715,2736.7+3,595
45 to 4911,6546.913,3696.414,6526.4+2,998
50 to 5410,2136.012,1135.813,5205.9+3,307
55 to 599,5625.611,0965.312,1755.3+2,613
60 to 648,1984.810,0064.810,7384.7+2,540
65 to 697,5624.58,7104.19,7274.2+2,165
70 to 746,3123.77,8473.78,8243.8+2,512
75 to 795,4733.26,7383.27,7693.4+2,296
80 to 844,3052.55,5082.66,4412.8+2,136
85 and over4,9642.96,0202.96,9683.0+2,004
Total persons169,641100.0210,027100.0229,324100.0+59,683

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2019.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 6,968 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 6,441 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 7,769 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 8,824 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 9,727 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 10,738 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 12,175 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 13,520 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 14,652 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 15,273 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 15,539 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 16,700 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 18,640 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 19,870 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 15,740 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 12,220 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 11,971 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 12,557 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 6,020 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031: 5,508 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031: 6,738 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031: 7,847 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031: 8,710 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031: 10,006 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031: 11,096 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031: 12,113 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031: 13,369 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031: 14,038 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031: 14,373 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031: 15,510 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031: 17,434 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031: 18,700 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031: 14,623 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031: 11,198 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031: 11,066 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 11,679 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 4,964 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 4,305 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 5,473 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 6,312 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 7,562 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 8,198 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 9,562 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 10,213 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 11,654 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 11,678 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 10,874 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 11,931 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 12,897 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 14,205 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 10,853 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 9,455 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 9,865 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 9,640
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2019.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031 to 2041: 948 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031 to 2041: 933 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031 to 2041: 1,031 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031 to 2041: 977 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031 to 2041: 1,017 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031 to 2041: 732 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031 to 2041: 1,080 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031 to 2041: 1,408 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031 to 2041: 1,282 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031 to 2041: 1,235 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031 to 2041: 1,166 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031 to 2041: 1,190 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031 to 2041: 1,206 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031 to 2041: 1,170 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031 to 2041: 1,117 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031 to 2041: 1,022 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031 to 2041: 905 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2041: 878 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 1,055 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2031: 1,203 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2031: 1,265 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2031: 1,535 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2031: 1,148 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2031: 1,808 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2031: 1,534 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2031: 1,900 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2031: 1,715 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2031: 2,360 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2031: 3,499 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2031: 3,579 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2031: 4,537 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2031: 4,495 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2031: 3,770 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2031: 1,743 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2031: 1,201 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2031: 2,039
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the City of Whitehorse was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 8.4% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 25 to 29, which is expected to increase by 4,537 and account for 8.3% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 18,700 persons.

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