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Woolgoolga

Population and age structure

Between 2011 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Woolgoolga indicate a 28.6% increase in population under working age, a 25.5% increase in population of retirement age, and a 7.2% 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
Woolgoolga - Total persons201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 2725.23666.14816.3+209
5 to 9 3186.14207.05447.1+226
10 to 14 3486.74207.05397.0+191
15 to 19 3316.43185.34215.5+90
20 to 24 2534.92854.83694.8+116
25 to 29 3025.83515.94555.9+153
30 to 34 2524.83345.64385.7+186
35 to 39 2835.43355.64455.8+162
40 to 44 2925.63285.54345.7+142
45 to 49 3216.23255.44305.6+109
50 to 54 3747.23405.74325.6+58
55 to 59 4027.73606.04425.8+40
60 to 64 3246.23846.44616.0+137
65 to 69 2885.53866.44375.7+149
70 to 74 2404.63515.93865.0+146
75 to 79 2554.92694.53564.7+101
80 to 84 1933.72153.63094.0+116
85 and over1583.02023.42813.7+123
Total persons5,206100.05,989100.07,662100.0+2,456

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: 281 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 309 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 356 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 386 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 437 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 461 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 442 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 432 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 430 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 434 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 445 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 438 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 455 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 369 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 421 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 539 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 544 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 481 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 202 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 215 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 269 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 351 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 386 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 384 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 360 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 340 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 325 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 328 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 335 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 334 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 351 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 285 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 318 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 420 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 420 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 366 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011: 158 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011: 193 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011: 255 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011: 240 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011: 288 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011: 324 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011: 402 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011: 374 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011: 321 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011: 292 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011: 283 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011: 252 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011: 302 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011: 253 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011: 331 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011: 348 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011: 318 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011: 272
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: 79 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 94 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 87 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 35 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 51 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 77 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 82 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 93 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 105 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 106 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 110 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 104 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 105 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 84 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 103 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 119 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 124 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 116 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2026: 44 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2026: 22 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2026: 14 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2026: 111 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2026: 98 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2026: 60 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2026: -42 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2026: -34 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2026: 4 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2026: 36 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2026: 52 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2026: 82 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2026: 49 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2026: 32 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2026: -13 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2026: 72 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2026: 102 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2026: 94
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 Woolgoolga was ages 55 to 59 , which accounted for 7.7% 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 111 and account for 5.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 420 persons.

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