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City of Whitehorse

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in the City of Whitehorse is 'Young workforce (25 to 34)'.

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 - Service age groups
City of Whitehorse - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)9,6405.711,6795.612,5575.5+2,917
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)13,6478.015,3837.316,6767.3+3,029
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)11,6926.914,6647.015,9867.0+4,294
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)19,03911.225,54012.227,13911.8+8,100
Young workforce (25 to 34)24,82814.632,94515.735,34015.4+10,512
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)34,20620.241,78019.945,46319.8+11,257
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)19,77511.723,20911.125,69611.2+5,921
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)15,7609.318,7168.920,4658.9+4,705
Seniors (70 to 84)16,0909.520,0929.623,03410.0+6,944
Elderly aged (85 and over)4,9642.96,0202.96,9683.0+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 - Service age groups
Forecast age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 6,968 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2041: 23,034 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2041: 20,465 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2041: 25,696 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2041: 45,463 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2041: 35,340 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2041: 27,139 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2041: 15,986 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2041: 16,676 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 12,557 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 6,020 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031: 20,092 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031: 18,716 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031: 23,209 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031: 41,780 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031: 32,945 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031: 25,540 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031: 14,664 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031: 15,383 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 11,679 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 4,964 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 16,090 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 15,760 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 19,775 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 34,206 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 24,828 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 19,039 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 11,692 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 13,647 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 - Service age groups
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031 to 2041: 948 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031 to 2041: 2,941 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031 to 2041: 1,750 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031 to 2041: 2,487 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031 to 2041: 3,683 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031 to 2041: 2,396 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031 to 2041: 1,599 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031 to 2041: 1,322 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031 to 2041: 1,293 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2041: 878 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 1,055 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2031: 4,002 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2031: 2,956 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2031: 3,434 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2031: 7,574 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2031: 8,117 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2031: 6,501 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2031: 2,972 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2031: 1,736 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 the City of Whitehorse between 2016 and 2031, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 6,747 (19.3%), and will comprise 19.9% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 8,014 (21.8%) and comprise 21.3% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2031 is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)', with a total of 41,780 persons.

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