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Fraser Coast Region

Population and age structure

Between 2011 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the Fraser Coast Region indicate a 21.4% increase in population under working age, a 52.2% increase in population of retirement age, and a 15.1% 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 the Fraser Coast Region 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
Fraser Coast Region - Total persons201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 5,7025.86,9835.88,2305.7+2,528
5 to 9 6,0676.27,5696.29,0476.2+2,980
10 to 14 6,7626.97,9396.59,6026.6+2,839
15 to 19 5,9846.16,7695.68,1555.6+2,170
20 to 24 4,4124.55,1774.36,0724.2+1,660
25 to 29 4,1844.34,9304.15,6843.9+1,500
30 to 34 4,5984.75,4524.56,3744.4+1,777
35 to 39 5,5675.76,2855.27,5315.2+1,964
40 to 44 6,0426.26,8515.78,3195.7+2,277
45 to 49 6,3656.57,0595.88,6015.9+2,237
50 to 54 6,7876.97,5686.29,0146.2+2,228
55 to 59 6,8737.08,1826.79,6486.7+2,774
60 to 64 7,7247.99,1187.510,6777.4+2,953
65 to 69 6,8447.09,2257.610,7747.4+3,929
70 to 74 5,4195.58,0966.79,7256.7+4,306
75 to 79 3,7483.86,6285.57,8925.4+4,145
80 to 84 2,5302.64,3403.65,4843.8+2,953
85 and over2,0612.13,0732.54,0042.8+1,943
Total persons97,668100.0121,243100.0144,833100.0+47,165

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2014.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 4,004 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 5,484 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 7,892 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 9,725 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 10,774 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 10,677 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 9,648 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 9,014 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 8,601 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 8,319 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 7,531 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 6,374 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 5,684 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 6,072 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 8,155 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 9,602 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 9,047 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 8,230 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 3,073 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 4,340 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 6,628 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 8,096 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 9,225 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 9,118 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 8,182 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 7,568 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 7,059 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 6,851 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 6,285 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 5,452 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 4,930 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 5,177 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 6,769 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 7,939 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 7,569 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 6,983 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011: 2,061 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011: 2,530 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011: 3,748 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011: 5,419 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011: 6,844 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011: 7,724 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011: 6,873 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011: 6,787 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011: 6,365 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011: 6,042 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011: 5,567 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011: 4,598 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011: 4,184 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011: 4,412 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011: 5,984 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011: 6,762 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011: 6,067 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011: 5,702
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2014.
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: 931 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 1,143 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 1,264 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 1,630 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 1,549 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 1,559 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 1,465 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 1,446 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,542 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 1,468 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 1,247 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 922 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 754 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 894 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 1,385 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 1,663 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 1,478 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 1,248 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2026: 1,013 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2026: 1,810 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2026: 2,881 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2026: 2,677 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2026: 2,380 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2026: 1,394 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2026: 1,309 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2026: 782 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2026: 695 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2026: 809 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2026: 717 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2026: 854 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2026: 746 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2026: 766 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2026: 785 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2026: 1,176 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2026: 1,502 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2026: 1,280
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2014.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant age structure for persons in the Fraser Coast Region was ages 60 to 64 , which accounted for 7.9% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79 , which is expected to increase by 2,881 and account for 5.5% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 65 to 69 years, with a total of 9,225 persons.

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