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Lowes Creek Precinct

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in Lowes Creek Precinct is 'Young workforce (25 to 34)'.

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
Lowes Creek Precinct - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)275.31,19711.71,94910.0+1,922
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)418.11,38113.52,67713.7+2,635
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)428.27637.41,8719.6+1,830
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5911.61,04910.21,7378.9+1,677
Young workforce (25 to 34)489.52,64225.83,12616.0+3,077
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)10721.02,24821.95,25827.0+5,151
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)8116.05565.41,6878.6+1,605
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)6512.72802.78184.2+753
Seniors (70 to 84)387.41211.23531.8+315
Elderly aged (85 and over)20.3110.1320.2+30
Total persons510100.010,248100.019,506100.0+18,996

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: 32 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2036: 353 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2036: 818 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2036: 1,687 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2036: 5,258 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2036: 3,126 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2036: 1,737 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2036: 1,871 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2036: 2,677 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 1,949 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 11 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026: 121 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026: 280 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026: 556 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026: 2,248 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026: 2,642 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026: 1,049 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026: 763 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026: 1,381 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 1,197 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 2 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 38 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 65 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 81 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 107 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 48 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 59 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 42 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 41 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 27
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: 21 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026 to 2036: 231 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026 to 2036: 538 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026 to 2036: 1,130 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026 to 2036: 3,010 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026 to 2036: 484 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026 to 2036: 688 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026 to 2036: 1,109 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026 to 2036: 1,295 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 753 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 9 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2026: 84 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2026: 215 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2026: 475 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2026: 2,141 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2026: 2,593 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2026: 990 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2026: 721 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2026: 1,340 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 1,169
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In Lowes Creek Precinct between 2016 and 2026, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 3,231 (2937.3%), and will comprise 32.6% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 307 (292.4%) and comprise 4.0% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2026 is 'Young workforce (25 to 34)', with a total of 2,642 persons.

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