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Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in Camden Council is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)'.

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.

Forecast age structure - Service age groups
Forecast age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 2,093 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2036: 11,056 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2036: 14,535 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2036: 23,112 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2036: 54,981 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2036: 35,668 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2036: 21,403 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2036: 21,324 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2036: 28,591 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 20,536 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 1,550 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026: 7,535 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026: 9,786 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026: 14,961 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026: 37,621 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026: 26,560 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026: 14,337 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026: 14,034 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026: 20,181 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 14,883 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 948 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 4,322 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 6,347 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 8,610 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 17,405 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 12,638 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 7,382 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 6,847 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 8,977 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 7,003
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 542 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026 to 2036: 3,521 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026 to 2036: 4,749 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026 to 2036: 8,151 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026 to 2036: 17,359 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026 to 2036: 9,109 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026 to 2036: 7,066 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026 to 2036: 7,290 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026 to 2036: 8,410 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 5,654 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 602 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2026: 3,213 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2026: 3,439 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2026: 6,351 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2026: 20,217 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2026: 13,922 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2026: 6,954 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2026: 7,187 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2026: 11,204 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 7,880
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In Camden Council between 2016 and 2026, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 26,271 (115.1%), and will comprise 30.4% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 7,254 (62.4%) and comprise 11.7% of the total population.

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

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