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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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Wagga Wagga City

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Wagga Wagga City indicate a 19.6% increase in population under working age, a 27.8% 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 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 persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 4,5187.15,5477.55,8877.3+1,369
5 to 9 4,6077.25,4237.35,7467.1+1,139
10 to 14 4,1776.54,9346.75,5116.8+1,335
15 to 19 4,5397.15,3747.35,9297.3+1,390
20 to 24 5,3488.35,6837.76,2307.7+882
25 to 29 4,8037.54,8086.55,2286.5+425
30 to 34 4,3486.84,7596.45,0046.2+655
35 to 39 3,7935.94,9646.75,1576.4+1,364
40 to 44 3,8896.14,6966.45,1136.3+1,223
45 to 49 3,8596.04,2075.74,9586.1+1,098
50 to 54 3,7505.94,0595.54,6245.7+874
55 to 59 3,7905.93,8525.24,1635.1+373
60 to 64 3,3765.33,6364.93,8954.8+519
65 to 69 2,8494.43,4414.73,5414.4+692
70 to 74 2,1533.42,9073.93,1713.9+1,018
75 to 79 1,7142.72,3203.12,7913.4+1,078
80 to 84 1,1721.81,6132.22,0992.6+927
85 and over1,4002.21,5852.11,9362.4+536
Total persons64,086100.073,809100.080,984100.0+16,898

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: 1,936 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 2,099 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 2,791 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 3,171 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 3,541 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 3,895 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 4,163 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 4,624 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 4,958 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 5,113 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 5,157 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 5,004 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 5,228 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 6,230 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 5,929 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 5,511 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 5,746 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 5,887 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 1,585 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 1,613 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 2,320 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 2,907 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 3,441 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 3,636 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 3,852 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 4,059 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 4,207 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 4,696 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 4,964 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 4,759 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 4,808 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 5,683 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 5,374 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 4,934 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 5,423 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 5,547 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 1,400 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 1,172 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 1,714 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 2,153 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 2,849 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 3,376 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 3,790 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 3,750 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 3,859 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 3,889 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 3,793 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 4,348 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 4,803 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 5,348 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 4,539 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 4,177 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 4,607 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 4,518
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: 351 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 486 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 472 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 264 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 100 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 258 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 312 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 565 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 751 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 417 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 193 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 245 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 420 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 546 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 555 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 578 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 322 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 340 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 185 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 441 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 606 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 754 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 592 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 261 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 61 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 309 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 348 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 807 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 1,171 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 411 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 5 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 336 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 835 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 757 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 816 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 1,029
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 Wagga Wagga City was ages 20 to 24 , which accounted for 8.3% 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 1,171 and account for 6.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 5,683 persons.

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