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Camden CouncilPopulation forecast

Camden Council

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Camden Council indicate a 119.4% increase in population under working age, a 62.4% increase in population of retirement age, and a 98.0% 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 Camden Council 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
Camden Council - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)7,0038.714,8839.220,5368.8+13,533
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)8,97711.220,18112.528,59112.3+19,615
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)6,8478.514,0348.721,3249.1+14,477
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)7,3829.214,3378.921,4039.2+14,021
Young workforce (25 to 34)12,63815.726,56016.535,66815.3+23,030
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)17,40521.637,62123.354,98123.6+37,576
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)8,61010.714,9619.323,1129.9+14,502
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)6,3477.99,7866.114,5356.2+8,189
Seniors (70 to 84)4,3225.47,5354.711,0564.7+6,735
Elderly aged (85 and over)9481.21,5501.02,0930.9+1,145
Total persons80,477100.0161,448100.0233,299100.0+152,822
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 Camden Council was ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which accounted for 21.6% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which is expected to increase by 20,217 and account for 23.3% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) years, with a total of 37,621 persons.

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