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Forest Hill

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in Forest Hill 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
Forest Hill - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)6696.07355.97755.9+106
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)8878.09167.49757.4+88
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)7416.77386.07936.0+52
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)9138.21,0758.71,1208.5+207
Young workforce (25 to 34)1,51013.61,79414.51,89114.3+381
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,35321.22,51920.32,68120.3+328
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,30311.81,45611.81,52911.6+226
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,0439.41,24210.01,32810.1+285
Seniors (70 to 84)1,27311.51,43811.61,59612.1+323
Elderly aged (85 and over)3823.44753.85023.8+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 - Service age groups
Forecast age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 502 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2041: 1,596 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2041: 1,328 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2041: 1,529 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2041: 2,681 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2041: 1,891 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2041: 1,120 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2041: 793 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2041: 975 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 775 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 475 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031: 1,438 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031: 1,242 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031: 1,456 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031: 2,519 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031: 1,794 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031: 1,075 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031: 738 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031: 916 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 735 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 382 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 1,273 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 1,043 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 1,303 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 2,353 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 1,510 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 913 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 741 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 887 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 - Service age groups
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031 to 2041: 27 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031 to 2041: 158 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031 to 2041: 86 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031 to 2041: 73 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031 to 2041: 162 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031 to 2041: 97 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031 to 2041: 45 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031 to 2041: 55 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031 to 2041: 59 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2041: 40 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 93 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2031: 165 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2031: 199 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2031: 153 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2031: 166 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2031: 284 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2031: 162 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2031: -3 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2031: 29 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 Forest Hill between 2016 and 2031, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 92 (4.0%), and will comprise 19.3% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 457 (16.9%) and comprise 25.5% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2031 is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)', with a total of 2,519 persons.

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