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Camden CouncilPopulation forecast

Camden Council

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Camden Council indicate a 117.9% increase in population under working age, a 63.1% increase in population of retirement age, and a 100.1% 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 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 Council - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 47,0038.714,8839.220,5368.8+13,533
5 to 96,5668.214,6779.120,6828.9+14,117
10 to 145,9357.412,9328.019,0118.1+13,075
15 to 195,4926.810,7436.716,6207.1+11,128
20 to 245,2136.510,2006.315,0056.4+9,792
25 to 296,1797.712,1757.516,4657.1+10,286
30 to 346,4598.014,3848.919,2038.2+12,744
35 to 395,9497.414,5769.019,9338.5+13,985
40 to 446,1867.712,8838.018,8918.1+12,705
45 to 495,2706.510,1616.316,1566.9+10,886
50 to 544,6335.88,4125.213,0865.6+8,453
55 to 593,9774.96,5494.110,0264.3+6,049
60 to 643,3984.25,4623.48,2033.5+4,805
65 to 692,9493.74,3232.76,3322.7+3,383
70 to 742,0282.53,3012.04,9502.1+2,922
75 to 791,3601.72,5431.63,6271.6+2,267
80 to 849341.21,6921.02,4791.1+1,545
85 and over9481.21,5501.02,0930.9+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.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Camden Council was ages 0 to 4, which accounted for 8.7% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39, which is expected to increase by 8,628 and account for 9.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 0 to 4 years, with a total of 14,883 persons.

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