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Collingwood (Balance)

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Collingwood (Balance) indicate a 121.0% increase in population under working age, a 108.8% increase in population of retirement age, and a 40.8% 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 Collingwood (Balance) 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
Collingwood (Balance) - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41923.64425.56115.1+419
5 to 9961.82242.83192.7+222
10 to 14601.11031.31601.3+99
15 to 191202.22413.03523.0+232
20 to 245329.987110.81,23810.4+706
25 to 291,28923.81,52618.92,17218.3+883
30 to 341,03819.21,32216.41,87815.8+840
35 to 3959210.982010.21,1599.8+567
40 to 443486.45326.67526.3+404
45 to 492935.44545.66385.4+346
50 to 542204.13884.85604.7+340
55 to 592103.93344.14854.1+275
60 to 641432.72493.13813.2+237
65 to 69851.61782.22862.4+201
70 to 74781.41351.72562.2+178
75 to 79270.5931.22362.0+209
80 to 84330.6881.12121.8+179
85 and over490.9740.91711.4+122
Total persons5,405100.08,074100.011,866100.0+6,461
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, August 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Collingwood (Balance) was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 23.8% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 20 to 24, which is expected to increase by 339 and account for 10.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 1,526 persons.

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