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Ashburton District CouncilPopulation forecast

Allenton East

Population and age structure

Between 2013 and 2028, the age structure forecasts for Allenton East indicate a 16.5% increase in males under working age, a 22.3% increase in males of retirement age, and a 7.6% increase in males 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 Allenton East 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
Allenton East - Total males201320282048Change between 2013 and 2048
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1437.01576.91686.8+25
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1859.12259.92399.7+54
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)1738.51787.81877.6+14
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1557.61637.11787.2+23
Young workforce (25 to 34)2009.823010.12459.9+45
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)36317.838917.041216.7+50
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)27413.527412.029712.1+23
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)24712.128612.629612.0+49
Seniors (70 to 84)25712.631413.736114.6+104
Elderly aged (85 and over)391.9642.8813.3+42
Total persons2,034100.02,281100.02,464100.0+430
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2048, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2019.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant age structure for males in Allenton East was ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which accounted for 17.8% of the total males.

The largest increase in males between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in ages Seniors (70 to 84), which is expected to increase by 57 and account for 13.7% of the total males.

The largest male 5 year age group in 2028 is Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) years, with a total of 389 males.

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