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Rural Balance

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Rural Balance indicate a 9.3% decrease in population under working age, a 59.6% increase in population of retirement age, and a 1.3% increase in population of working age.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Rural Balance - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41555.81334.61514.6-4
5 to 91686.31585.41805.5+12
10 to 141816.81665.71765.4-5
15 to 191324.91314.51374.2+5
20 to 241003.71133.91163.5+17
25 to 291395.21244.31414.3+2
30 to 341274.71575.41835.6+56
35 to 391656.12006.82256.8+60
40 to 441957.31976.82327.1+37
45 to 492378.81846.32176.6-20
50 to 542228.31916.52066.3-16
55 to 592138.02307.92166.6+3
60 to 642178.12438.32447.4+27
65 to 691786.72267.82547.7+76
70 to 741365.12026.92327.1+97
75 to 79612.31444.91835.6+123
80 to 84160.6852.91253.8+109
85 and over401.5311.1692.1+29
Total persons2,680100.02,915100.03,288100.0+607

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Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 69 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 125 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 183 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 232 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 254 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 244 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 216 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 206 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 217 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 232 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 225 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 183 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 141 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 116 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 137 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 176 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 180 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 151 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 31 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 85 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 144 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 202 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 226 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 243 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 230 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 191 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 184 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 197 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 200 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 157 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 124 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 113 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 131 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 166 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 158 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 133 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 40 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 16 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 61 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 136 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 178 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 217 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 213 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 222 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 237 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 195 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 165 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 127 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 139 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 100 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 132 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 181 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 168 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 155
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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: 38 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 40 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 39 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 30 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 28 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 1 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: -14 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 15 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 33 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 35 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 25 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 26 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 16 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 3 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 6 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 10 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 22 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 19 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: -8 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 69 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 84 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 67 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 48 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 26 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 17 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -31 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -53 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 2 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 35 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 30 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -14 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 13 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: -1 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -15 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -10 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: -23
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Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Rural Balance was ages 45 to 49, which accounted for 8.8% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79, which is expected to increase by 84 and account for 4.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 60 to 64 years, with a total of 243 persons.

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