Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional CouncilPopulation forecast
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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

Population and age structure

Between 2011 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council indicate a 14.5% increase in population under working age, a 86.5% increase in population of retirement age, and a 10.9% 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 the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council - Total persons201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 3,7156.84,3956.75,1916.7+1,476
5 to 9 3,5506.54,2306.55,1006.6+1,549
10 to 14 3,8237.04,0676.24,9656.4+1,141
15 to 19 3,5656.53,7655.84,4765.8+912
20 to 24 3,6206.63,8325.94,3665.7+745
25 to 29 3,8317.04,2476.54,7266.1+894
30 to 34 3,6046.64,4126.85,0266.5+1,422
35 to 39 4,1067.54,5927.05,3977.0+1,291
40 to 44 4,6968.64,7337.25,6667.3+970
45 to 49 4,4288.14,4726.85,4367.0+1,008
50 to 54 4,1057.54,4026.75,0486.5+942
55 to 59 3,4566.34,2876.64,4955.8+1,040
60 to 64 2,8825.33,7195.74,0165.2+1,135
65 to 69 1,9573.63,1394.83,6144.7+1,657
70 to 74 1,3722.52,5563.93,1534.1+1,781
75 to 79 9011.62,0103.12,6313.4+1,730
80 to 84 6761.21,3432.12,0362.6+1,360
85 and over5651.01,1571.81,8802.4+1,315
Total persons54,853100.065,358100.077,221100.0+22,368

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 1,880 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 2,036 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 2,631 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 3,153 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 3,614 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 4,016 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 4,495 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 5,048 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 5,436 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 5,666 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 5,397 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 5,026 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 4,726 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 4,366 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 4,476 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 4,965 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 5,100 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 5,191 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 1,157 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 1,343 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 2,010 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 2,556 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 3,139 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 3,719 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 4,287 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 4,402 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 4,472 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 4,733 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 4,592 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 4,412 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 4,247 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 3,832 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 3,765 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 4,067 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 4,230 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 4,395 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011: 565 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011: 676 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011: 901 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011: 1,372 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011: 1,957 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011: 2,882 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011: 3,456 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011: 4,105 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011: 4,428 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011: 4,696 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011: 4,106 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011: 3,604 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011: 3,831 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011: 3,620 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011: 3,565 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011: 3,823 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011: 3,550 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011: 3,715
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, March 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: 723 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 693 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 621 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 597 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 475 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 297 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 208 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 645 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 964 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 934 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 805 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 614 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 479 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 533 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 712 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 897 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 870 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 797 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2026: 593 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2026: 668 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2026: 1,109 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2026: 1,184 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2026: 1,181 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2026: 838 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2026: 831 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2026: 297 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2026: 44 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2026: 36 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2026: 486 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2026: 808 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2026: 416 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2026: 212 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2026: 200 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2026: 244 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2026: 680 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2026: 679
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2017.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant age structure for persons in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council was ages 40 to 44 , which accounted for 8.6% 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 1,184 and account for 3.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 40 to 44 years, with a total of 4,733 persons.

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