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Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in Burwood 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
Burwood - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5013.97174.37164.1+215
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)6985.48415.08544.9+156
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)7345.71,3288.01,3958.0+661
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3,31025.73,95923.74,03923.2+729
Young workforce (25 to 34)2,28117.72,98117.93,00817.3+727
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,83514.22,42214.52,48614.3+651
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,1198.71,3318.01,4388.2+319
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)8666.71,1206.71,1846.8+318
Seniors (70 to 84)1,0718.31,4218.51,6609.5+589
Elderly aged (85 and over)4853.85623.46533.7+168
Total persons12,900100.016,682100.017,432100.0+4,532

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

Forecast age structure - Service age groups
Forecast age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 653 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2041: 1,660 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2041: 1,184 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2041: 1,438 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2041: 2,486 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2041: 3,008 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2041: 4,039 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2041: 1,395 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2041: 854 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 716 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 562 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031: 1,421 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031: 1,120 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031: 1,331 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031: 2,422 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031: 2,981 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031: 3,959 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031: 1,328 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031: 841 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 717 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 485 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 1,071 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 866 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 1,119 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 1,835 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 2,281 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 3,310 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 734 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 698 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 501
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: 91 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031 to 2041: 238 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031 to 2041: 64 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031 to 2041: 107 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031 to 2041: 64 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031 to 2041: 26 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031 to 2041: 80 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031 to 2041: 67 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031 to 2041: 13 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2041: 0 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 77 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2031: 350 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2031: 254 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2031: 212 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2031: 587 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2031: 700 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2031: 649 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2031: 594 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2031: 143 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2031: 216
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2019.

Key findings

In Burwood between 2016 and 2031, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 953 (49.3%), and will comprise 17.3% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 681 (28.1%) and comprise 18.6% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2031 is 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)', with a total of 3,959 persons.

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