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Campbelltown City CouncilPopulation forecast

Campbelltown City Council

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Campbelltown City Council indicate a 24.1% increase in population under working age, a 26.1% increase in population of retirement age, and a 23.7% 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 Campbelltown City 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
Campbelltown City Council - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 42,8615.63,5005.53,8085.4+947
5 to 92,9265.73,5255.53,8905.5+964
10 to 142,7065.33,5115.53,9535.6+1,247
15 to 193,1046.13,9206.24,2936.0+1,189
20 to 243,4726.84,1886.64,5606.4+1,088
25 to 293,3406.54,2476.74,6626.6+1,322
30 to 343,3656.64,4236.94,8116.8+1,446
35 to 393,2336.34,4347.04,8426.8+1,609
40 to 443,3026.44,3306.84,8086.8+1,506
45 to 493,6177.14,1566.54,6756.6+1,058
50 to 543,4216.73,7215.84,3346.1+913
55 to 593,0215.93,3945.33,9255.5+904
60 to 642,5755.03,3265.23,5154.9+940
65 to 692,6085.13,1384.93,3094.7+701
70 to 742,3214.52,8134.43,2204.5+899
75 to 792,1564.22,4053.82,9664.2+810
80 to 841,5983.12,2353.52,6323.7+1,034
85 and over1,6393.22,4263.82,8344.0+1,195
Total persons51,265100.063,693100.071,039100.0+19,774
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), June 2021.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Campbelltown City Council was ages 45 to 49, which accounted for 7.1% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39, which is expected to increase by 1,201 and account for 7.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 35 to 39 years, with a total of 4,434 persons.

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