Rockhampton Regional 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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Rockhampton Regional Council

Population and age structure

Between [Parameter].[Year1Label] and 2017, the age structure forecasts for Rockhampton Regional Council indicate a 2.4% increase in population under working age, a 2.0% increase in population of retirement age, and a 1.5% 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 Rockhampton 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
Rockhampton Regional Council - Total persons[Parameter].[Year1Label]20172036Change between [Parameter].[Year1Label] and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 5,8707.26,0777.38,3057.4+2,435
5 to 9 5,8327.15,9427.28,0517.1+2,219
10 to 14 5,5576.85,6516.88,0077.1+2,450
15 to 19 5,7167.05,7787.07,8176.9+2,101
20 to 24 5,7927.15,7646.97,4756.6+1,683
25 to 29 6,0217.46,1037.47,5036.7+1,482
30 to 34 5,6757.05,8787.17,4406.6+1,765
35 to 39 4,8886.05,1696.27,5236.7+2,635
40 to 44 4,8706.04,7705.77,3016.5+2,431
45 to 49 5,1356.35,3106.47,0856.3+1,950
50 to 54 5,2346.45,0976.16,6185.9+1,384
55 to 59 5,0686.25,1596.25,8865.2+818
60 to 64 4,1565.14,2995.25,2914.7+1,135
65 to 69 3,6174.43,6754.44,9124.4+1,295
70 to 74 2,7363.42,8853.54,4323.9+1,696
75 to 79 2,2192.72,2632.73,8453.4+1,626
80 to 84 1,6242.01,6542.02,8362.5+1,212
85 and over1,5791.91,5391.92,3762.1+797
Total persons81,589100.083,014100.0112,701100.0+31,112

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

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 2,376 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 2,836 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 3,845 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 4,432 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 4,912 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 5,291 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 5,886 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 6,618 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 7,085 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 7,301 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 7,523 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 7,440 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 7,503 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 7,475 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 7,817 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 8,007 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 8,051 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 8,305 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2017: 1,539 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2017: 1,654 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2017: 2,263 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2017: 2,885 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2017: 3,675 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2017: 4,299 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2017: 5,159 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2017: 5,097 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2017: 5,310 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2017: 4,770 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2017: 5,169 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2017: 5,878 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2017: 6,103 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2017: 5,764 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2017: 5,778 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2017: 5,651 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2017: 5,942 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2017: 6,077 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 1,579 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 1,624 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 2,219 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 2,736 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 3,617 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 4,156 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 5,068 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 5,234 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 5,135 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 4,870 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 4,888 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 5,675 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 6,021 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 5,792 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 5,716 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 5,557 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 5,832 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 5,870
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2017 to 2036: 837 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2017 to 2036: 1,182 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2017 to 2036: 1,582 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2017 to 2036: 1,546 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2017 to 2036: 1,237 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2017 to 2036: 992 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2017 to 2036: 727 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2017 to 2036: 1,521 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2017 to 2036: 1,774 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2017 to 2036: 2,530 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2017 to 2036: 2,353 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2017 to 2036: 1,562 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2017 to 2036: 1,400 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2017 to 2036: 1,711 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2017 to 2036: 2,039 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2017 to 2036: 2,355 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2017 to 2036: 2,109 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2017 to 2036: 2,228 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2017: -40 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2017: 30 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2017: 44 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2017: 149 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2017: 58 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2017: 143 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2017: 91 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2017: -137 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2017: 175 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2017: -100 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2017: 281 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2017: 203 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2017: 82 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2017: -28 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2017: 62 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2017: 94 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2017: 110 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2017: 207
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In [Parameter].[Year1Label], the dominant age structure for persons in Rockhampton Regional Council was ages 25 to 29 , which accounted for 7.4% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between [Parameter].[Year1Label] and 2017 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39 , which is expected to increase by 281 and account for 6.2% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2017 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 6,103 persons.

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