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Coffs Harbour (North East)

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Coffs Harbour (North East) indicate a 31.9% increase in population under working age, a 39.8% increase in population of retirement age, and a 1.2% 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 Coffs Harbour City 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 (North East) - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 43336.03806.03705.4+37
5 to 92684.83545.63415.0+73
10 to 142234.03535.63765.5+153
15 to 192825.13956.24386.5+156
20 to 244367.93585.74196.2-17
25 to 294097.42774.43124.6-97
30 to 343265.92814.52523.7-74
35 to 392594.73505.53164.7+57
40 to 443215.83665.83635.3+42
45 to 493255.93325.23815.6+56
50 to 543877.03916.24216.2+34
55 to 594037.34036.44186.2+15
60 to 644097.44457.04576.7+48
65 to 694087.34697.44837.1+75
70 to 742965.34417.04867.2+190
75 to 792204.03555.64216.2+201
80 to 841422.62153.43144.6+172
85 and over1061.91592.52203.2+114
Total persons5,553100.06,324100.06,789100.0+1,236

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 220 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 314 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 421 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 486 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 483 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 457 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 418 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 421 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 381 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 363 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 316 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 252 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 312 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 419 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 438 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 376 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 341 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 370 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 159 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 215 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 355 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 441 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 469 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 445 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 403 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 391 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 332 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 366 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 350 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 281 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 277 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 358 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 395 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 353 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 354 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 380 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 106 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 142 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 220 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 296 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 408 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 409 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 403 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 387 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 325 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 321 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 259 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 326 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 409 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 436 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 282 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 223 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 268 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 333
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 61 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 99 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 66 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 45 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 14 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 12 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 14 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 30 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 49 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: -3 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: -34 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: -29 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 35 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 61 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 43 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 22 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: -12 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: -10 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 53 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 73 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 135 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 145 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 61 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 36 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 0 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 4 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 7 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 45 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 91 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: -45 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -132 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -78 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 113 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 130 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 86 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 47
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Coffs Harbour (North East) was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 7.9% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 70 to 74, which is expected to increase by 145 and account for 7.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 65 to 69 years, with a total of 469 persons.

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