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Little River - Rural West (locality)

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Little River - Rural West (locality) indicate a 52.8% increase in population under working age, a 32.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 29.2% 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 Little River - Rural West (locality) 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
Little River - Rural West (locality) - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4627.31119.654010.4+477
5 to 9617.1958.24939.5+433
10 to 14536.2635.53717.1+318
15 to 19495.8575.02364.5+187
20 to 24667.71008.73647.0+298
25 to 299911.614512.662512.0+525
30 to 34647.513712.071813.8+654
35 to 39495.81119.761311.8+564
40 to 44738.6696.04097.9+336
45 to 49566.6474.12334.5+177
50 to 54576.7474.11392.7+82
55 to 59495.7353.0981.9+49
60 to 64414.7312.7861.7+46
65 to 69354.1292.5691.3+34
70 to 74192.2262.3611.2+42
75 to 79121.4191.7480.9+35
80 to 8470.8141.2460.9+39
85 and over30.3131.1480.9+46
Total persons854100.01,146100.05,196100.0+4,342
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Little River - Rural West (locality) was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 11.6% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 30 to 34, which is expected to increase by 73 and account for 12.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 145 persons.

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