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Mitcham

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Mitcham indicate a 8.6% increase in population under working age, a 21.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 15.1% 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
Mitcham - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41,1857.01,3116.81,4406.7+255
5 to 91,0916.51,1536.01,2736.0+182
10 to 148805.29645.01,0635.0+183
15 to 198385.09895.11,0785.0+240
20 to 249855.81,2166.31,3196.2+334
25 to 291,2567.51,4847.71,6227.6+366
30 to 341,5088.91,6778.71,8418.6+333
35 to 391,3287.91,5688.11,7308.1+402
40 to 441,2967.71,4177.31,5677.3+271
45 to 491,1917.11,2736.61,3946.5+203
50 to 541,0386.21,1385.91,2635.9+225
55 to 599395.61,0975.71,1915.6+252
60 to 648034.81,0165.21,0825.1+279
65 to 697374.49004.69914.6+254
70 to 746423.87784.08854.1+243
75 to 795113.06273.27443.5+233
80 to 843382.04372.35172.4+179
85 and over2931.73321.73721.7+79
Total persons16,859100.019,375100.021,372100.0+4,513

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: 372 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 517 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 744 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 885 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 991 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 1,082 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 1,191 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 1,263 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 1,394 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 1,567 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 1,730 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 1,841 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 1,622 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 1,319 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 1,078 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 1,063 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 1,273 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 1,440 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 332 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031: 437 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031: 627 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031: 778 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031: 900 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031: 1,016 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031: 1,097 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031: 1,138 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031: 1,273 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031: 1,417 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031: 1,568 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031: 1,677 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031: 1,484 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031: 1,216 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031: 989 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031: 964 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031: 1,153 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 1,311 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 293 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 338 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 511 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 642 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 737 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 803 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 939 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 1,038 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 1,191 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 1,296 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 1,328 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 1,508 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 1,256 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 985 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 838 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 880 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 1,091 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 1,185
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: 40 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031 to 2041: 80 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031 to 2041: 117 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031 to 2041: 107 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031 to 2041: 91 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031 to 2041: 66 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031 to 2041: 94 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031 to 2041: 125 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031 to 2041: 121 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031 to 2041: 150 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031 to 2041: 163 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031 to 2041: 164 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031 to 2041: 137 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031 to 2041: 103 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031 to 2041: 88 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031 to 2041: 99 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031 to 2041: 120 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2041: 130 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 39 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2031: 99 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2031: 116 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2031: 136 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2031: 163 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2031: 213 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2031: 158 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2031: 100 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2031: 82 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2031: 121 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2031: 240 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2031: 169 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2031: 228 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2031: 231 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2031: 151 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2031: 84 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2031: 62 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2031: 126
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 Mitcham was ages 30 to 34, which accounted for 8.9% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39, which is expected to increase by 240 and account for 8.1% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 1,677 persons.

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