Children and young persons
Between 2021 and 2043 the population aged 0-4 years is likely to remain relatively stable with an increase of 9%, which is roughly 1,000 infants.
The 5-11 years age group is projected to reduce by 2030, roughly by 2,100 fewer children compared to 2021, before increasing again by 2043 with an additional 600 children compared to 2030. The 12-17 years age group is predicted to remain relatively stable with a decrease of 8% by 2043, which is around 1,100 children.
The 18-24 years age group is expected to increase by 16% by 2030, which is around 5,100 more young persons compared to 2021, before going down again by 2043 which is almost 3,100 fewer compared to 2030.
Working age population
Between 2021 and 2030, the Portsmouth working age adult population aged 18-64 years is expected to go up by 1%, which is nearly 1,300 people; this increase is due to the younger age group, as there is an estimated decrease of 14% in the 50–59-year-old age group. By 2043, the working age adult population is expected to reduce back to a similar number seen in 2021.
Population aged 65 and over
Between 2021 and 2030, the population of Portsmouth aged 65+ years is expected to increase by 19% (projected population of 37,200 in 2030) and those aged 80+ years by 28% (projected population of 11,000 in 2030). In 2043, 19% (around 42,100 people) of Portsmouth’s population are expected to be aged 65 years and over, compared to 14% (around 32,000 people aged 65 and over) of Portsmouth’s population in 2020.