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Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi

Population and age structure

Between 2013 and 2028, the age structure forecasts for Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi indicate a 66.3% increase in population under working age, a 138.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 35.5% 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 Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi 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
Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi - Total persons201320282043Change between 2013 and 2043
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5109.06828.17687.3+259
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)5289.31,04412.41,13410.8+606
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)4487.97208.58608.2+412
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)4447.84425.27026.7+259
Young workforce (25 to 34)89415.88349.99699.2+75
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,51126.72,03224.12,21721.1+705
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)65811.61,10013.01,37913.1+721
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3866.87528.91,08510.3+698
Seniors (70 to 84)2564.56387.61,05110.0+795
Elderly aged (85 and over)180.31832.23383.2+320
Total persons5,652100.08,427100.010,503100.0+4,851
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant age structure for persons in Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi was ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which accounted for 26.7% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which is expected to increase by 520 and account for 24.1% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2028 is Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) years, with a total of 2,032 persons.

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