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Mitcham

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in Mitcham is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)'.

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
Mitcham - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,1857.01,3116.81,4406.7+255
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1,4778.81,5568.01,7188.0+241
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)9715.81,1345.91,2445.8+273
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,3468.01,6328.41,7708.3+424
Young workforce (25 to 34)2,76416.43,16116.33,46216.2+698
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,81522.64,25722.04,69122.0+876
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,97711.72,23411.52,45411.5+477
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,5409.11,9169.92,0739.7+533
Seniors (70 to 84)1,4918.81,8429.52,14610.0+655
Elderly aged (85 and over)2931.73321.73721.7+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 - Service age groups
Forecast age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 372 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2041: 2,146 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2041: 2,073 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2041: 2,454 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2041: 4,691 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2041: 3,462 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2041: 1,770 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2041: 1,244 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2041: 1,718 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 1,440 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 332 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031: 1,842 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031: 1,916 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031: 2,234 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031: 4,257 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031: 3,161 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031: 1,632 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031: 1,134 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031: 1,556 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 1,311 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 293 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 1,491 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 1,540 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 1,977 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 3,815 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 2,764 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 1,346 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 971 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 1,477 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 - Service age groups
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031 to 2041: 40 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031 to 2041: 304 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031 to 2041: 157 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031 to 2041: 220 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031 to 2041: 434 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031 to 2041: 302 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031 to 2041: 138 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031 to 2041: 110 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031 to 2041: 162 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2041: 130 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 39 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2031: 351 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2031: 376 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2031: 257 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2031: 442 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2031: 397 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2031: 286 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2031: 163 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2031: 79 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 Mitcham between 2016 and 2031, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 368 (10.1%), and will comprise 20.6% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 766 (23.0%) and comprise 21.1% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2031 is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)', with a total of 4,257 persons.

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