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Camden CouncilPopulation forecast

Catherine Field Precinct

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Catherine Field Precinct indicate a 35062.5% increase in population under working age, a 2911.1% increase in population of retirement age, and a 20924.1% 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 Catherine Field Precinct 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
Catherine Field Precinct - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 447.91,07211.77478.5+743
5 to 925.596110.58069.2+803
10 to 1425.17808.57778.9+775
15 to 1936.05726.26827.8+679
20 to 24510.35756.35766.6+571
25 to 2937.78299.05436.2+540
30 to 3424.51,02811.26257.1+623
35 to 3936.399210.87218.2+718
40 to 4425.27758.48009.1+797
45 to 4924.05235.77348.4+732
50 to 5436.43724.15676.5+564
55 to 5935.92412.64074.6+404
60 to 6435.81902.13023.4+299
65 to 6948.11331.41972.3+194
70 to 7413.2640.71331.5+131
75 to 7924.7350.4841.0+82
80 to 8411.9240.3390.4+38
85 and over11.3150.2170.2+17
Total persons45100.09,182100.08,755100.0+8,711
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 Catherine Field Precinct was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 10.3% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 0 to 4, which is expected to increase by 1,068 and account for 11.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 0 to 4 years, with a total of 1,072 persons.

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