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Population and age structure

Between 2011 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Wagga Wagga City indicate a 22.2% increase in population under working age, a 49.4% increase in population of retirement age, and a 12.1% 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 Wagga Wagga 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
Wagga Wagga City - Total persons201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 4,5077.35,4677.45,8227.2+1,315
5 to 9 4,2116.85,3357.35,6737.1+1,462
10 to 14 4,2166.84,9986.85,4576.8+1,241
15 to 19 4,8697.95,4267.45,9817.4+1,112
20 to 24 5,6409.15,6867.76,2457.8+605
25 to 29 4,4537.24,7676.55,1276.4+674
30 to 34 3,8346.24,7066.44,9276.1+1,094
35 to 39 3,9156.34,9186.75,1086.4+1,194
40 to 44 3,8706.34,6516.35,0406.3+1,170
45 to 49 3,7776.14,2555.84,8926.1+1,115
50 to 54 3,9586.44,0385.54,5715.7+614
55 to 59 3,6265.93,8325.24,1715.2+545
60 to 64 3,0014.93,6254.93,8654.8+864
65 to 69 2,2893.73,4504.73,5164.4+1,227
70 to 74 1,8283.02,9504.03,1503.9+1,322
75 to 79 1,4702.42,2873.12,7833.5+1,313
80 to 84 1,1901.91,5922.22,1152.6+925
85 and over1,1551.91,5722.11,9202.4+766
Total persons61,809100.073,555100.080,365100.0+18,556

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

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 1,920 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 2,115 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 2,783 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 3,150 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 3,516 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 3,865 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 4,171 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 4,571 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 4,892 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 5,040 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 5,108 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 4,927 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 5,127 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 6,245 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 5,981 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 5,457 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 5,673 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 5,822 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 1,572 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 1,592 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 2,287 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 2,950 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 3,450 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 3,625 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 3,832 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 4,038 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 4,255 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 4,651 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 4,918 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 4,706 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 4,767 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 5,686 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 5,426 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 4,998 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 5,335 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 5,467 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011: 1,155 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011: 1,190 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011: 1,470 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011: 1,828 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011: 2,289 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011: 3,001 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011: 3,626 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011: 3,958 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011: 3,777 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011: 3,870 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011: 3,915 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011: 3,834 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011: 4,453 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011: 5,640 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011: 4,869 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011: 4,216 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011: 4,211 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011: 4,507
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, April 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: 348 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 523 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 497 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 200 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 67 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 240 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 339 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 533 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 637 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 389 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 190 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 221 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 360 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 558 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 555 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 459 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 338 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 355 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2026: 417 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2026: 402 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2026: 817 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2026: 1,122 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2026: 1,160 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2026: 624 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2026: 207 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2026: 80 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2026: 478 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2026: 781 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2026: 1,004 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2026: 872 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2026: 315 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2026: 46 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2026: 557 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2026: 782 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2026: 1,124 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2026: 960
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2017.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant age structure for persons in Wagga Wagga City was ages 20 to 24 , which accounted for 9.1% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 65 to 69 , which is expected to increase by 1,160 and account for 4.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 5,686 persons.

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