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Population and age structure

Between 2011 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Wagga Wagga City indicate a 20.5% increase in population under working age, a 52.1% increase in population of retirement age, and a 10.2% 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 4,5077.35,3947.45,8457.3+1,338
5 to 9 4,2116.85,2567.25,6957.1+1,484
10 to 14 4,2166.84,9376.85,4506.8+1,234
15 to 19 4,8697.95,3227.35,9517.4+1,082
20 to 24 5,6409.15,6177.76,2287.7+588
25 to 29 4,4537.24,7306.55,1086.4+655
30 to 34 3,8346.24,6266.44,8976.1+1,063
35 to 39 3,9156.34,8176.65,0916.3+1,177
40 to 44 3,8706.34,5376.25,0216.2+1,150
45 to 49 3,7776.14,1535.74,8456.0+1,068
50 to 54 3,9586.43,9695.54,5035.6+545
55 to 59 3,6265.93,7625.24,1035.1+477
60 to 64 3,0014.93,5724.93,8234.8+821
65 to 69 2,2893.73,4384.73,5024.4+1,212
70 to 74 1,8283.02,9684.13,1743.9+1,345
75 to 79 1,4702.42,3113.22,8403.5+1,370
80 to 84 1,1901.91,6402.32,2122.8+1,021
85 and over1,1551.91,7092.32,1252.6+971
Total persons61,809100.072,757100.080,410100.0+18,601

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: 2,125 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 2,212 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 2,840 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 3,174 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 3,502 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 3,823 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 4,103 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 4,503 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 4,845 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 5,021 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 5,091 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 4,897 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 5,108 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 6,228 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 5,951 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 5,450 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 5,695 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 5,845 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 1,709 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 1,640 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 2,311 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 2,968 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 3,438 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 3,572 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 3,762 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 3,969 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 4,153 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 4,537 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 4,817 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 4,626 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 4,730 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 5,617 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 5,322 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 4,937 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 5,256 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 5,394 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, 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: 416 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 571 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 529 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 206 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 64 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 251 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 340 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 534 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 692 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 484 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 274 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 271 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 378 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 611 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 629 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 513 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 439 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 451 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2026: 555 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2026: 450 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2026: 841 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2026: 1,140 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2026: 1,148 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2026: 570 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2026: 137 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2026: 11 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2026: 376 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2026: 666 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2026: 902 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2026: 792 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2026: 277 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2026: -23 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2026: 453 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2026: 721 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2026: 1,045 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2026: 887
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 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 1,148 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 5,617 persons.

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