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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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Woolgoolga

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Woolgoolga indicate a 52.1% increase in population under working age, a 15.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 6.0% 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
Woolgoolga - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 2985.53796.14886.2+190
5 to 9 2404.54457.15547.0+314
10 to 14 2835.34256.85547.0+271
15 to 19 2765.12904.74385.6+162
20 to 24 2715.02704.33764.8+105
25 to 29 3596.73605.84555.8+96
30 to 34 3416.33485.64445.6+103
35 to 39 2705.03655.94555.8+185
40 to 44 2905.43575.74475.7+157
45 to 49 2885.33345.44505.7+162
50 to 54 3145.83535.74545.8+140
55 to 59 4067.53625.84545.8+48
60 to 64 4167.73866.24756.0+59
65 to 69 3827.14136.64445.6+62
70 to 74 2875.33655.93915.0+104
75 to 79 2524.73135.03764.8+124
80 to 84 2334.32343.83204.1+87
85 and over1793.32203.52973.8+118
Total persons5,385100.06,219100.07,872100.0+2,487

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: 297 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 320 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 376 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 391 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 444 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 475 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 454 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 454 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 450 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 447 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 455 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 444 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 455 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 376 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 438 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 554 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 554 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 488 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 220 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 234 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 313 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 365 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 413 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 386 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 362 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 353 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 334 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 357 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 365 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 348 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 360 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 270 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 290 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 425 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 445 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 379 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 179 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 233 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 252 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 287 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 382 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 416 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 406 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 314 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 288 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 290 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 270 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 341 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 359 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 271 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 276 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 283 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 240 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 298
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: 78 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 86 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 63 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 26 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 31 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 90 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 92 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 101 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 116 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 89 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 90 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 96 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 95 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 105 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 148 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 129 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 109 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 108 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 41 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 61 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 78 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 31 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: -30 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -44 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 39 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 46 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 67 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 95 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 7 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -1 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 14 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 142 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 205 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 81
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 Woolgoolga was ages 60 to 64 , which accounted for 7.7% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 5 to 9 , which is expected to increase by 205 and account for 7.1% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 445 persons.

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