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City of WyndhamPopulation forecast

City of Wyndham

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the City of Wyndham indicate a 62.3% increase in females under working age, a 84.3% increase in females of retirement age, and a 57.6% increase in females 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 Wyndham 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
City of Wyndham - Total females201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)10,9659.716,4289.021,1188.2+10,153
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)12,20610.821,18411.728,26311.0+16,057
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)7,9747.114,0837.820,5708.0+12,596
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)9,5148.514,6208.021,1428.3+11,628
Young workforce (25 to 34)22,63920.132,86618.141,81416.3+19,175
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)25,01822.241,49022.857,11422.3+32,096
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)11,21810.016,9789.326,19310.2+14,976
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)7,5926.712,2806.818,6067.3+11,014
Seniors (70 to 84)4,5544.09,9255.517,8507.0+13,297
Elderly aged (85 and over)8820.81,8101.03,5801.4+2,698
Total persons112,562100.0181,664100.0256,251100.0+143,689
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for females in the City of Wyndham was ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which accounted for 22.2% of the total females.

The largest increase in females between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which is expected to increase by 16,472 and account for 22.8% of the total females.

The largest female 5 year age group in 2026 is Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) years, with a total of 41,490 females.

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