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Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in Camden 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 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 - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5817.35216.25466.3-35
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)7609.67719.27688.8+8
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)5406.85957.16197.1+80
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5987.56898.27158.2+116
Young workforce (25 to 34)1,13614.397711.61,04012.0-96
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,53319.31,59119.01,60718.5+75
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)82810.491510.995210.9+123
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)91611.57879.48569.8-61
Seniors (70 to 84)80210.11,20214.31,18213.6+380
Elderly aged (85 and over)2493.13454.14114.7+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 - Service age groups
Forecast age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 411 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2036: 1,182 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2036: 856 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2036: 952 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2036: 1,607 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2036: 1,040 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2036: 715 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2036: 619 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2036: 768 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 546 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 345 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026: 1,202 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026: 787 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026: 915 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026: 1,591 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026: 977 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026: 689 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026: 595 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026: 771 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 521 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 249 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 802 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 916 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 828 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 1,533 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 1,136 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 598 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 540 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 760 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 - Service age groups
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 66 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026 to 2036: -19 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026 to 2036: 69 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026 to 2036: 37 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026 to 2036: 16 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026 to 2036: 63 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026 to 2036: 25 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026 to 2036: 24 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026 to 2036: -3 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 25 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 96 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2026: 399 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2026: -130 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2026: 86 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2026: 59 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2026: -159 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2026: 91 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2026: 56 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2026: 11 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 Camden between 2016 and 2026, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 6 (0.3%), and will comprise 22.5% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 367 (18.7%) and comprise 27.8% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2026 is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)', with a total of 1,591 persons.

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