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Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Burwood indicate a 44.1% increase in population under working age, a 27.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 27.3% 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 Burwood 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
Burwood - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45013.97174.37164.1+215
5 to 94973.96203.76253.6+128
10 to 145003.98214.98524.9+352
15 to 191,2379.61,98311.92,05711.8+820
20 to 242,50819.42,70416.22,75415.8+246
25 to 291,46011.31,82711.01,83910.6+379
30 to 348216.41,1546.91,1686.7+347
35 to 395384.28555.18594.9+321
40 to 446344.98024.88194.7+185
45 to 496635.17654.68084.6+145
50 to 545894.66944.27634.4+174
55 to 595304.16373.86753.9+145
60 to 644513.55833.55983.4+147
65 to 694153.25373.25853.4+170
70 to 743833.05123.15743.3+191
75 to 793532.74792.95603.2+207
80 to 843352.64312.65253.0+190
85 and over4853.85623.46533.7+168
Total persons12,900100.016,682100.017,432100.0+4,532
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, April 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Burwood was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 19.4% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 15 to 19, which is expected to increase by 746 and account for 11.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 2,704 persons.

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