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Melrose

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Melrose indicate a 10.7% decrease in population under working age, a 34.6% increase in population of retirement age, and a 5.8% decrease 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 Wodonga 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
Melrose - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45637.74596.34496.2-114
5 to 95567.64696.54416.1-115
10 to 144496.24726.54275.9-22
15 to 194245.85057.04706.5+46
20 to 245277.25016.95287.3+1
25 to 295918.14656.45057.0-86
30 to 344586.34085.64155.7-43
35 to 394105.64065.63785.2-32
40 to 443254.54215.84165.7+91
45 to 493925.44426.14506.2+58
50 to 544446.13825.34426.1-2
55 to 594756.53765.24115.7-64
60 to 645006.93755.23464.8-154
65 to 694666.44125.73534.9-113
70 to 743354.64245.93534.9+18
75 to 791622.23504.83334.6+171
80 to 841321.82233.12894.0+157
85 and over731.01632.22463.4+173
Total persons7,282100.07,250100.07,250100.0-32

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, 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+,  2036: 246 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 289 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 333 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 353 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 353 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 346 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 411 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 442 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 450 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 416 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 378 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 415 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 505 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 528 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 470 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 427 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 441 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 449 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 163 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 223 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 350 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 424 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 412 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 375 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 376 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 382 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 442 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 421 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 406 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 408 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 465 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 501 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 505 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 472 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 469 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 459 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 73 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 132 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 162 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 335 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 466 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 500 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 475 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 444 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 392 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 325 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 410 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 458 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 591 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 527 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 424 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 449 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 556 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 563
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, 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 2036: 83 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 66 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: -17 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: -71 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: -59 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: -29 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 34 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 60 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 8 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: -5 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: -27 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 7 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 40 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 27 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: -35 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: -46 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: -28 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: -10 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 90 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 91 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 188 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 89 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: -54 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: -125 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -99 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -62 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 50 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 96 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: -4 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: -50 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -126 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -26 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 81 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 23 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -87 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: -104
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Melrose was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 8.1% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79, which is expected to increase by 188 and account for 4.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 15 to 19 years, with a total of 505 persons.

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