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Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Camden indicate a 1.5% decrease in population under working age, a 27.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 0.9% 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 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 - 5 year age groups
Camden - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45817.35216.25466.3-35
5 to 95637.15426.55526.3-11
10 to 144786.05356.45306.1+52
15 to 194095.25076.05075.8+98
20 to 244485.64715.65125.9+64
25 to 295887.44675.65135.9-75
30 to 345486.95106.15276.1-20
35 to 395396.85646.75486.3+9
40 to 445136.55226.25296.1+16
45 to 494816.15056.05316.1+50
50 to 543955.04805.74955.7+100
55 to 594345.54355.24575.3+23
60 to 644395.53784.54375.0-2
65 to 694776.04094.94184.8-59
70 to 743734.74365.24054.7+32
75 to 792543.24345.24064.7+152
80 to 841752.23313.93714.3+196
85 and over2493.13454.14114.7+162
Total persons7,942100.08,393100.08,695100.0+753

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: 411 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 371 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 406 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 405 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 418 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 437 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 457 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 495 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 531 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 529 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 548 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 527 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 513 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 512 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 507 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 530 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 552 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 546 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 345 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 331 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 434 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 436 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 409 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 378 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 435 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 480 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 505 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 522 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 564 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 510 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 467 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 471 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 507 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 535 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 542 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 521 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 249 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 175 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 254 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 373 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 477 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 439 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 434 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 395 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 481 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 513 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 539 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 548 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 588 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 448 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 409 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 478 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 563 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 581
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: 66 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 40 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: -28 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: -31 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 9 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 60 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 22 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 15 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 25 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 6 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: -16 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 17 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 46 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 41 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 1 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: -5 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 10 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 25 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 96 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 156 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 180 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 63 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: -68 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: -62 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 85 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 24 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 9 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 25 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: -38 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -121 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 23 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 98 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 58 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -21 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: -59
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 was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 7.4% 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 180 and account for 5.2% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 35 to 39 years, with a total of 564 persons.

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