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Surrey Hills

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in Surrey Hills is 'Seniors (70 to 84)'.

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
Surrey Hills - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)3316.03185.53275.6-4
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)5079.24758.34838.2-24
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)4127.44598.04617.9+49
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5289.55589.75629.6+34
Young workforce (25 to 34)70312.766311.568911.7-14
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,14220.61,15520.11,17220.0+30
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)73213.268011.870412.0-28
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)62711.359810.458410.0-43
Seniors (70 to 84)3826.966111.566211.3+280
Elderly aged (85 and over)1723.11783.12193.7+47
Total persons5,536100.05,745100.05,863100.0+327

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: 219 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2041: 662 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2041: 584 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2041: 704 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2041: 1,172 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2041: 689 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2041: 562 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2041: 461 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2041: 483 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 327 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 178 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031: 661 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031: 598 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031: 680 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031: 1,155 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031: 663 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031: 558 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031: 459 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031: 475 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 318 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 172 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 382 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 627 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 732 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 1,142 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 703 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 528 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 412 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 507 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 331
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: 0 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031 to 2041: -13 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031 to 2041: 24 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031 to 2041: 17 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031 to 2041: 26 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031 to 2041: 5 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031 to 2041: 3 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031 to 2041: 8 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2041: 10 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 6 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2031: 279 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2031: -29 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2031: -52 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2031: 13 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2031: -40 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2031: 30 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2031: 47 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2031: -32 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2031: -13
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2019.

Key findings

In Surrey Hills between 2016 and 2031, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 2 (0.2%), and will comprise 21.8% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 256 (21.7%) and comprise 25.0% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2031 is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)', with a total of 1,155 persons.

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