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Eden Coast

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in Eden Coast is 'Seniors (70 to 84)'.

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 Bega Valley Shire 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 - Service age groups
Eden Coast - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1945.01914.71934.5-1
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)2546.62927.12976.9+43
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)2596.72275.52405.6-19
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2235.81864.51954.5-28
Young workforce (25 to 34)3288.53197.73177.4-11
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)59315.454413.257513.3-19
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)64116.651512.548611.3-155
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)70918.474918.269416.1-15
Seniors (70 to 84)52913.789021.61,04524.2+515
Elderly aged (85 and over)1323.41994.82706.3+137
Total persons3,864100.04,112100.04,312100.0+448

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

Forecast age structure - Service age groups
Forecast age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 270 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2036: 1,045 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2036: 694 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2036: 486 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2036: 575 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2036: 317 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2036: 195 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2036: 240 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2036: 297 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 193 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 199 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026: 890 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026: 749 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026: 515 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026: 544 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026: 319 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026: 186 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026: 227 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026: 292 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 191 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 132 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 529 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 709 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 641 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 593 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 328 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 223 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 259 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 254 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 194
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 71 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026 to 2036: 155 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026 to 2036: -55 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026 to 2036: -29 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026 to 2036: 30 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026 to 2036: -1 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026 to 2036: 9 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026 to 2036: 14 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026 to 2036: 5 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 2 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 67 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2026: 360 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2026: 40 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2026: -126 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2026: -49 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2026: -10 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2026: -37 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2026: -33 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2026: 38 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: -3
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In Eden Coast between 2016 and 2026, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 3 (0.4%), and will comprise 17.3% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 468 (34.2%) and comprise 44.7% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2026 is 'Seniors (70 to 84)', with a total of 890 persons.

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