City of WhittleseaPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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City of Whittlesea

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the City of Whittlesea indicate a 45.4% increase in population under working age, a 49.1% increase in population of retirement age, and a 32.6% 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 Whittlesea 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
City of Whittlesea - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 17,4978.424,3298.531,5158.2+14,018
5 to 9 14,6567.122,0107.728,2797.4+13,623
10 to 14 12,5166.018,6256.524,4976.4+11,981
15 to 19 12,1995.916,6245.823,0136.0+10,814
20 to 24 14,9097.218,4826.524,9426.5+10,033
25 to 29 17,4198.422,1957.828,0337.3+10,614
30 to 34 19,0969.223,8118.329,6097.7+10,513
35 to 39 16,1247.822,9238.028,8527.5+12,728
40 to 44 14,4386.920,6187.226,1316.8+11,693
45 to 49 13,1816.317,8126.224,2876.3+11,106
50 to 54 11,9845.815,7735.522,0215.8+10,037
55 to 59 10,7225.214,0954.920,0875.2+9,365
60 to 64 9,3644.512,5194.417,4914.6+8,127
65 to 69 8,1843.910,7703.815,1223.9+6,938
70 to 74 5,8112.89,0113.213,0983.4+7,287
75 to 79 4,3512.17,2792.610,9242.9+6,573
80 to 84 3,0671.54,6341.68,0622.1+4,995
85 and over2,3631.13,7641.36,9351.8+4,572
Total persons207,881100.0285,275100.0382,896100.0+175,015

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 6,935 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 8,062 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 10,924 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 13,098 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 15,122 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 17,491 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 20,087 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 22,021 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 24,287 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 26,131 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 28,852 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 29,609 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 28,033 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 24,942 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 23,013 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 24,497 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 28,279 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 31,515 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 3,764 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 4,634 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 7,279 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 9,011 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 10,770 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 12,519 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 14,095 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 15,773 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 17,812 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 20,618 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 22,923 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 23,811 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 22,195 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 18,482 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 16,624 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 18,625 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 22,010 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 24,329 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 2,363 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 3,067 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 4,351 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 5,811 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 8,184 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 9,364 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 10,722 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 11,984 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 13,181 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 14,438 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 16,124 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 19,096 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 17,419 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 14,909 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 12,199 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 12,516 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 14,656 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 17,497
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2041: 3,171 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2041: 3,428 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2041: 3,645 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2041: 4,086 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2041: 4,352 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2041: 4,971 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2041: 5,992 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2041: 6,248 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2041: 6,475 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2041: 5,513 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2041: 5,928 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2041: 5,798 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2041: 5,838 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2041: 6,461 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2041: 6,389 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2041: 5,871 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2041: 6,268 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2041: 7,185 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 1,401 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 1,567 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 2,928 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 3,200 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 2,586 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 3,155 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 3,373 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 3,789 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 4,631 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 6,180 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 6,799 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 4,715 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 4,776 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 3,573 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 4,425 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 6,109 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 7,354 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 6,832
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the City of Whittlesea was ages 30 to 34 , which accounted for 9.2% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 5 to 9 , which is expected to increase by 7,354 and account for 7.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 0 to 4 years, with a total of 24,329 persons.

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