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Avondale - Cleveland

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Avondale - Cleveland indicate a 143.3% increase in population under working age, a 253.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 65.7% 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 Avondale - Cleveland 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
Avondale - Cleveland - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41287.52406.95637.1+435
5 to 9935.52757.96928.8+599
10 to 14915.32447.07038.9+613
15 to 191015.91464.25006.3+399
20 to 24965.7862.52222.8+126
25 to 291227.21424.12683.4+146
30 to 341337.92416.95627.1+429
35 to 391096.42547.36097.7+500
40 to 44543.22788.06177.8+563
45 to 49975.71925.55396.8+442
50 to 541649.61765.15176.6+354
55 to 591679.92015.84706.0+302
60 to 641187.02086.03975.0+279
65 to 69945.51905.53404.3+247
70 to 74563.31384.02813.6+225
75 to 79482.81163.32022.6+154
80 to 8490.51083.11381.7+129
85 and over181.12437.02713.4+253
Total persons1,697100.03,478100.07,892100.0+6,196
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 Avondale - Cleveland was ages 55 to 59, which accounted for 9.9% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 40 to 44, which is expected to increase by 224 and account for 8.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 40 to 44 years, with a total of 278 persons.

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