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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Coffs Harbour City

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Coffs Harbour City indicate a 16.0% increase in population under working age, a 28.7% increase in population of retirement age, and a 6.9% 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 persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 4,4145.95,2026.25,7766.0+1,362
5 to 9 4,9726.75,6276.76,2536.5+1,281
10 to 14 4,6646.25,4746.56,3516.6+1,687
15 to 19 4,4876.05,0266.05,7356.0+1,248
20 to 24 4,0115.44,0234.84,5784.8+567
25 to 29 4,0945.54,0464.84,4804.7+386
30 to 34 4,1185.54,3745.24,7655.0+647
35 to 39 3,8985.24,8675.85,3765.6+1,478
40 to 44 4,5596.15,1346.15,8216.1+1,262
45 to 49 4,7286.35,0125.95,9506.2+1,222
50 to 54 4,9746.75,3166.36,0326.3+1,058
55 to 59 5,3967.25,4056.45,9616.2+565
60 to 64 5,2397.05,4326.46,0136.3+774
65 to 69 4,8216.55,3946.45,7796.0+958
70 to 74 3,5284.74,8295.75,3385.6+1,810
75 to 79 2,8213.83,9734.74,7024.9+1,881
80 to 84 1,9012.52,6453.13,6643.8+1,763
85 and over2,0162.72,5713.03,5133.7+1,497
Total persons74,641100.084,350100.096,087100.0+21,446

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 3,513 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 3,664 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 4,702 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 5,338 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 5,779 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 6,013 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 5,961 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 6,032 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 5,950 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 5,821 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 5,376 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 4,765 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 4,480 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 4,578 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 5,735 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 6,351 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 6,253 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 5,776 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 2,571 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 2,645 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 3,973 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 4,829 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 5,394 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 5,432 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 5,405 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 5,316 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 5,012 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 5,134 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 4,867 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 4,374 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 4,046 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 4,023 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 5,026 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 5,474 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 5,627 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 5,202 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 2,016 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 1,901 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 2,821 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 3,528 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 4,821 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 5,239 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 5,396 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 4,974 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 4,728 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 4,559 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 3,898 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 4,118 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 4,094 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 4,011 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 4,487 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 4,664 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 4,972 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 4,414
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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: 942 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 1,020 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 729 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 509 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 385 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 581 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 556 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 716 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 939 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 687 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 509 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 391 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 434 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 554 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 708 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 877 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 626 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 574 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 555 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 744 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 1,152 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 1,301 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 573 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 193 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 9 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 342 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 284 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 575 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 969 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 256 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -48 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 12 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 539 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 810 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 655 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 788
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Coffs Harbour City was ages 55 to 59 , which accounted for 7.2% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 70 to 74 , which is expected to increase by 1,301 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 5,627 persons.

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