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Wellington CityPopulation forecast

Newtown

Population and age structure

Between 2013 and 2028, the age structure forecasts for Newtown indicate a 41.0% increase in females under working age, a 131.6% increase in females of retirement age, and a 17.1% 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 Newtown 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
Newtown - Total females201320282043Change between 2013 and 2043
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 42665.83335.63605.2+94
5 to 91763.82514.22653.9+89
10 to 141222.62113.62363.4+114
15 to 192705.94307.34927.2+222
20 to 2490719.792315.61,07315.6+166
25 to 2968114.877713.193613.6+255
30 to 344319.45118.76038.8+172
35 to 393587.84066.94266.2+68
40 to 442816.12965.03244.7+43
45 to 492355.12674.53034.4+68
50 to 541894.12614.42914.2+102
55 to 592084.52514.22724.0+63
60 to 641543.32273.82563.7+102
65 to 691022.21843.12303.3+128
70 to 74801.71803.02123.1+132
75 to 79631.41372.31852.7+122
80 to 84581.31131.91662.4+108
85 and over290.61552.62403.5+211
Total persons4,610100.05,912100.06,870100.0+2,260
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant age structure for females in Newtown was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 19.7% of the total females.

The largest increase in females between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in ages 15 to 19, which is expected to increase by 160 and account for 7.3% of the total females.

The largest female 5 year age group in 2028 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 923 females.

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