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Whitby East

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2028, the age structure forecasts for Whitby East indicate a 28.3% increase in population under working age, a 92.7% increase in population of retirement age, and a 25.8% 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 Whitby 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 - 5 year age groups
Whitby East - Total persons201620282048Change between 2016 and 2048
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 44176.75616.75216.3+104
5 to 94747.65967.15396.5+65
10 to 144667.55847.05316.4+65
15 to 194186.75106.14775.8+59
20 to 242954.83654.43584.3+63
25 to 292464.03023.62943.6+48
30 to 343135.04064.93624.4+49
35 to 394487.25576.74745.7+26
40 to 445198.46567.95626.8+43
45 to 495348.66637.95837.1+49
50 to 545128.26157.45706.9+57
55 to 594397.15516.65636.8+124
60 to 643716.05256.35416.5+169
65 to 692964.84685.65156.2+220
70 to 742043.33824.64845.9+280
75 to 791181.93063.74155.0+296
80 to 84721.21672.02853.5+213
85 and over651.01321.61942.3+129
Total persons6,207100.08,345100.08,267100.0+2,059
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2048, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Whitby East was ages 45 to 49, which accounted for 8.6% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2028 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79, which is expected to increase by 188 and account for 3.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2028 is 45 to 49 years, with a total of 663 persons.

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