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Forest Hill

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Forest Hill indicate a 5.0% increase in population under working age, a 15.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 12.7% 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
Forest Hill - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 46696.07355.97755.9+106
5 to 96405.86655.47065.4+66
10 to 146155.66205.06635.0+48
15 to 195995.46455.26825.2+83
20 to 246876.27996.58366.3+149
25 to 297276.68857.19317.1+204
30 to 347837.19097.39607.3+177
35 to 397787.08867.19397.1+161
40 to 448357.58516.99066.9+71
45 to 497406.77836.38366.3+96
50 to 546656.07345.97855.9+120
55 to 596385.87225.87455.6+107
60 to 645224.76475.26775.1+155
65 to 695214.75954.86504.9+129
70 to 744744.35584.56034.6+129
75 to 794614.24733.85374.1+76
80 to 843383.14073.34563.5+118
85 and over3823.44753.85023.8+120
Total persons11,074100.012,388100.013,191100.0+2,117

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: 502 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 456 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 537 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 603 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 650 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 677 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 745 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 785 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 836 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 906 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 939 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 960 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 931 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 836 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 682 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 663 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 706 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 775 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 475 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031: 407 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031: 473 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031: 558 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031: 595 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031: 647 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031: 722 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031: 734 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031: 783 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031: 851 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031: 886 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031: 909 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031: 885 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031: 799 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031: 645 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031: 620 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031: 665 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 735 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 382 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 338 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 461 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 474 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 521 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 522 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 638 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 665 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 740 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 835 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 778 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 783 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 727 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 687 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 599 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 615 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 640 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 669
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: 27 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031 to 2041: 49 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031 to 2041: 64 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031 to 2041: 46 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031 to 2041: 56 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031 to 2041: 30 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031 to 2041: 22 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031 to 2041: 51 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031 to 2041: 53 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031 to 2041: 56 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031 to 2041: 53 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031 to 2041: 51 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031 to 2041: 46 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031 to 2041: 37 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031 to 2041: 37 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031 to 2041: 44 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031 to 2041: 41 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2041: 40 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 93 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2031: 69 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2031: 12 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2031: 84 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2031: 74 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2031: 125 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2031: 84 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2031: 69 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2031: 43 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2031: 16 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2031: 108 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2031: 126 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2031: 158 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2031: 112 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2031: 46 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2031: 5 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2031: 25 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2031: 66
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 Forest Hill was ages 40 to 44, which accounted for 7.5% 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 158 and account for 7.1% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 909 persons.

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