City of WhitehorsePopulation forecast
Skip to content

Box Hill Activity Centre

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in Box Hill Activity Centre 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
Box Hill Activity Centre - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)2113.88454.71,0004.6+790
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1783.25303.07303.4+551
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)2163.97954.41,0204.7+804
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,27522.83,97222.14,36920.1+3,095
Young workforce (25 to 34)1,64229.35,21629.15,78626.6+4,144
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)86115.43,12917.43,86517.7+3,004
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4117.41,1996.71,6777.7+1,266
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3105.58084.51,1535.3+843
Seniors (70 to 84)3285.91,0015.61,4976.9+1,169
Elderly aged (85 and over)1653.04482.56823.1+517
Total persons5,597100.017,943100.021,780100.0+16,182

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: 682 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2041: 1,497 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2041: 1,153 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2041: 1,677 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2041: 3,865 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2041: 5,786 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2041: 4,369 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2041: 1,020 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2041: 730 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 1,000 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 448 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031: 1,001 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031: 808 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031: 1,199 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031: 3,129 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031: 5,216 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031: 3,972 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031: 795 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031: 530 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 845 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 165 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 328 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 310 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 411 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 861 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 1,642 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 1,275 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 216 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 178 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 211
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: 235 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2031 to 2041: 496 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2031 to 2041: 345 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2031 to 2041: 478 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2031 to 2041: 736 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2031 to 2041: 570 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2031 to 2041: 397 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2031 to 2041: 225 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2031 to 2041: 200 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2041: 155 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 282 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2031: 673 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2031: 498 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2031: 788 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2031: 2,268 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2031: 3,574 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2031: 2,697 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2031: 579 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2031: 351 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2031: 634
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2019.

Key findings

In Box Hill Activity Centre between 2016 and 2031, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 1,565 (258.7%), and will comprise 12.1% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 1,454 (181.1%) and comprise 12.6% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2031 is 'Young workforce (25 to 34)', with a total of 5,216 persons.

v19.09.08-1.0.0