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Population and age structure

Between 2011 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Coffs Harbour City indicate a 17.5% increase in population under working age, a 49.6% increase in population of retirement age, and a 6.2% 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 Coffs Harbour City 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
Coffs Harbour City - Total persons201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 4,2896.05,0756.25,6976.0+1,408
5 to 9 4,4446.35,4436.66,1756.5+1,731
10 to 14 4,8256.85,4116.66,2646.6+1,439
15 to 19 4,9236.94,8225.95,6235.9+700
20 to 24 3,9015.53,9664.84,5354.8+634
25 to 29 3,5775.03,9864.84,3984.6+821
30 to 34 3,4764.94,3155.24,7205.0+1,244
35 to 39 4,1155.84,7065.75,3315.6+1,216
40 to 44 4,5926.54,9296.05,7636.1+1,171
45 to 49 4,9507.04,9426.05,8476.2+897
50 to 54 5,2947.55,1526.35,8886.2+594
55 to 59 5,1667.35,3316.55,8876.2+721
60 to 64 4,7896.75,3986.65,8856.2+1,096
65 to 69 3,7945.35,2706.45,7076.0+1,913
70 to 74 2,9574.24,6995.75,2955.6+2,338
75 to 79 2,3193.33,8094.64,6074.9+2,288
80 to 84 1,8252.62,6393.23,5923.8+1,767
85 and over1,7342.42,4753.03,4443.6+1,710
Total persons70,970100.082,367100.094,657100.0+23,687

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, April 2016.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 3,444 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 3,592 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 4,607 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 5,295 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 5,707 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 5,885 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 5,887 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 5,888 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 5,847 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 5,763 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 5,331 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 4,720 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 4,398 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 4,535 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 5,623 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 6,264 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 6,175 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 5,697 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 2,475 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 2,639 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 3,809 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 4,699 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 5,270 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 5,398 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 5,331 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 5,152 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 4,942 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 4,929 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 4,706 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 4,315 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 3,986 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 3,966 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 4,822 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 5,411 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 5,443 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 5,075 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011: 1,734 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011: 1,825 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011: 2,319 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011: 2,957 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011: 3,794 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011: 4,789 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011: 5,166 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011: 5,294 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011: 4,950 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011: 4,592 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011: 4,115 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011: 3,476 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011: 3,577 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011: 3,901 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011: 4,923 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011: 4,825 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011: 4,444 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011: 4,289
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2016.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 969 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 953 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 798 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 597 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 437 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 487 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 556 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 736 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 905 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 834 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 625 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 405 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 412 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 569 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 801 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 852 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 732 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 622 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2026: 741 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2026: 814 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2026: 1,490 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2026: 1,742 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2026: 1,476 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2026: 609 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2026: 165 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2026: -142 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2026: -8 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2026: 337 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2026: 591 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2026: 839 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2026: 409 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2026: 65 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2026: -101 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2026: 586 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2026: 999 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2026: 786
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant age structure for persons in Coffs Harbour City was ages 50 to 54 , which accounted for 7.5% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 70 to 74 , which is expected to increase by 1,742 and account for 5.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 5,443 persons.

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