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Coffs Harbour City CouncilPopulation forecast

Coffs Harbour City Council

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Coffs Harbour City Council indicate a 6.9% increase in females under working age, a 29.9% increase in females of retirement age, and a 7.4% increase in females 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 Coffs Harbour 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
Coffs Harbour City Council - Total females201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 42,1705.72,3775.52,8485.5+678
5 to 92,4576.42,5395.93,1166.0+659
10 to 142,2946.02,4865.83,0625.9+768
15 to 192,1885.72,3055.42,7165.2+528
20 to 241,9495.12,0574.82,4204.6+471
25 to 292,0925.52,2255.22,6355.0+543
30 to 342,1225.52,4015.62,9335.6+811
35 to 392,0495.32,5005.83,0405.8+991
40 to 442,3516.12,6036.13,2146.2+863
45 to 492,5486.62,6046.13,2756.3+727
50 to 542,6707.02,7256.33,3076.3+637
55 to 592,8207.42,8346.63,3106.3+490
60 to 642,5926.82,8566.73,2066.1+614
65 to 692,4376.42,8136.63,1196.0+682
70 to 741,7654.62,4325.72,8695.5+1,104
75 to 791,5214.02,1525.02,6355.0+1,114
80 to 841,0322.71,4323.32,1634.1+1,131
85 and over1,2773.31,6023.72,3194.4+1,042
Total persons38,334100.042,943100.052,185100.0+13,851
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2021.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for females in Coffs Harbour City Council was ages 55 to 59, which accounted for 7.4% of the total females.

The largest increase in females between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 70 to 74, which is expected to increase by 667 and account for 5.7% of the total females.

The largest female 5 year age group in 2026 is 60 to 64 years, with a total of 2,856 females.

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