Georges River CouncilPopulation forecast
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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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Georges River Council area

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the Georges River Council area indicate a 12.3% increase in population under working age, a 25.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 7.8% 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 Georges River Council area 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
Georges River Council area - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 9,2506.010,4776.111,0576.0+1,807
5 to 9 8,5525.69,5335.610,1035.5+1,552
10 to 14 8,0325.28,9975.39,7725.3+1,740
15 to 19 9,3276.19,7525.710,5595.7+1,232
20 to 24 12,3128.012,4267.313,4327.2+1,120
25 to 29 14,0149.114,2228.315,0788.1+1,064
30 to 34 12,3038.013,4707.914,1707.6+1,867
35 to 39 10,1446.612,4787.313,1297.1+2,985
40 to 44 9,8526.411,5196.812,3486.7+2,495
45 to 49 9,7466.410,4746.111,8156.4+2,069
50 to 54 10,0446.59,9955.911,1586.0+1,114
55 to 59 9,2596.09,4895.610,1445.5+885
60 to 64 7,8135.19,1155.39,2925.0+1,478
65 to 69 6,8054.48,0034.78,3604.5+1,555
70 to 74 5,0843.36,5823.97,6654.1+2,581
75 to 79 3,9922.65,5723.36,6473.6+2,655
80 to 84 3,1782.14,0812.45,2432.8+2,065
85 and over3,7432.44,3382.55,3732.9+1,630
Total persons153,450100.0170,524100.0185,346100.0+31,895

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

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 5,373 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 5,243 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 6,647 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 7,665 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 8,360 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 9,292 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 10,144 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 11,158 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 11,815 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 12,348 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 13,129 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 14,170 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 15,078 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 13,432 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 10,559 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 9,772 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 10,103 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 11,057 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 4,338 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 4,081 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 5,572 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 6,582 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 8,003 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 9,115 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 9,489 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 9,995 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 10,474 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 11,519 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 12,478 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 13,470 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 14,222 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 12,426 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 9,752 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 8,997 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 9,533 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 10,477 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 3,743 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 3,178 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 3,992 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 5,084 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 6,805 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 7,813 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 9,259 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 10,044 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 9,746 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 9,852 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 10,144 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 12,303 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 14,014 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 12,312 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 9,327 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 8,032 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 8,552 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 9,250
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 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: 1,035 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 1,162 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 1,074 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 1,083 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 357 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 176 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 655 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 1,164 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,341 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 829 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 651 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 700 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 856 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 1,006 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 808 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 774 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 570 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 580 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 595 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 902 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 1,581 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 1,499 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 1,198 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 1,302 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 230 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -50 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 728 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 1,667 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 2,334 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 1,167 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 208 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 113 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 424 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 966 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 981 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 1,228
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the Georges River Council area was ages 25 to 29 , which accounted for 9.1% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39 , which is expected to increase by 2,334 and account for 7.3% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 14,222 persons.

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