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Campbelltown City CouncilPopulation forecast

Campbelltown City Council

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Campbelltown City Council indicate a 22.4% increase in population under working age, a 44.1% increase in population of retirement age, and a 16.3% 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 persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 412,3387.614,9747.720,3937.5+8,055
5 to 912,0597.514,7117.520,3807.5+8,321
10 to 1410,8586.713,4726.918,9557.0+8,096
15 to 1911,0366.812,9506.617,9496.6+6,913
20 to 2412,2857.613,7797.118,6226.8+6,337
25 to 2912,1247.514,7797.620,0387.4+7,914
30 to 3412,6087.815,3467.921,2747.8+8,666
35 to 3911,1466.914,5857.521,3037.8+10,157
40 to 4410,4006.413,3516.819,8907.3+9,490
45 to 499,6536.011,6626.017,5906.5+7,937
50 to 5410,1336.310,5835.415,2955.6+5,162
55 to 599,8886.19,5204.913,3304.9+3,442
60 to 648,6715.48,9804.611,4024.2+2,731
65 to 697,2834.58,1734.29,7013.6+2,418
70 to 744,6962.96,9403.68,3473.1+3,651
75 to 792,9661.85,4312.87,2912.7+4,325
80 to 841,8001.13,1851.65,6322.1+3,832
85 and over1,6091.02,7101.44,9111.8+3,302
Total persons161,554100.0195,130100.0272,303100.0+110,749
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), April 2021.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Campbelltown City Council was ages 30 to 34, which accounted for 7.8% 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 3,439 and account for 7.5% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 15,346 persons.

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