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City of Whittlesea

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for the City of Whittlesea indicate a 55.8% increase in population under working age, a 77.1% increase in population of retirement age, and a 49.6% 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 persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 417,3548.424,9907.829,4377.6+12,083
5 to 914,6277.123,4717.428,1007.2+13,473
10 to 1412,4946.020,8416.525,3516.5+12,857
15 to 1912,1575.919,9226.224,0746.2+11,917
20 to 2414,8577.221,1306.625,1186.5+10,261
25 to 2917,3538.424,5867.728,5487.3+11,195
30 to 3419,0399.227,4748.632,2408.3+13,201
35 to 3916,0717.825,7438.131,1818.0+15,110
40 to 4414,3696.922,3027.027,5037.1+13,134
45 to 4913,1306.319,8436.224,1746.2+11,044
50 to 5411,9315.817,2255.421,4105.5+9,479
55 to 5910,7055.215,6214.919,4315.0+8,726
60 to 649,3294.514,0664.417,1894.4+7,860
65 to 698,1473.912,4103.915,2353.9+7,088
70 to 745,7782.810,4323.313,2073.4+7,429
75 to 794,3532.18,2142.610,8712.8+6,518
80 to 843,0671.55,8461.88,0802.1+5,013
85 and over2,2971.14,9771.67,2671.9+4,970
Total persons207,058100.0319,093100.0388,417100.0+181,359

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2019.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 7,267 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 8,080 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 10,871 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 13,207 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 15,235 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 17,189 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 19,431 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 21,410 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 24,174 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 27,503 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 31,181 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 32,240 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 28,548 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 25,118 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 24,074 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 25,351 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 28,100 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 29,437 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 4,977 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031: 5,846 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031: 8,214 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031: 10,432 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031: 12,410 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031: 14,066 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031: 15,621 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031: 17,225 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031: 19,843 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031: 22,302 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031: 25,743 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031: 27,474 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031: 24,586 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031: 21,130 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031: 19,922 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031: 20,841 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031: 23,471 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 24,990 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 2,297 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 3,067 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 4,353 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 5,778 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 8,147 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 9,329 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 10,705 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 11,931 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 13,130 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 14,369 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 16,071 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 19,039 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 17,353 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 14,857 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 12,157 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 12,494 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 14,627 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 17,354
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, June 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: 2,290 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031 to 2041: 2,234 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031 to 2041: 2,657 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031 to 2041: 2,775 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031 to 2041: 2,825 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031 to 2041: 3,123 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031 to 2041: 3,811 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031 to 2041: 4,186 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031 to 2041: 4,331 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031 to 2041: 5,200 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031 to 2041: 5,438 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031 to 2041: 4,766 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031 to 2041: 3,961 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031 to 2041: 3,989 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031 to 2041: 4,152 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031 to 2041: 4,510 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031 to 2041: 4,629 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2041: 4,447 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 2,680 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2031: 2,779 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2031: 3,861 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2031: 4,654 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2031: 4,263 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2031: 4,737 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2031: 4,916 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2031: 5,294 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2031: 6,713 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2031: 7,933 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2031: 9,672 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2031: 8,435 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2031: 7,233 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2031: 6,273 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2031: 7,765 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2031: 8,347 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2031: 8,844 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2031: 7,636
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, June 2019.

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 2031 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39, which is expected to increase by 9,672 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 27,474 persons.

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