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Eurobodalla Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

Eurobodalla Shire Council

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Eurobodalla Shire Council indicate a 15.5% increase in population under working age, a 23.8% increase in population of retirement age, and a 0.5% 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 Eurobodalla Shire 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
Eurobodalla Shire Council - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41,6124.21,9094.62,0154.4+402
5 to 91,9835.22,2775.52,4095.3+426
10 to 142,0095.32,2865.52,5565.6+547
15 to 191,8264.81,8624.52,0804.6+254
20 to 241,4083.71,2343.01,3853.0-23
25 to 291,3993.71,2943.11,3803.0-18
30 to 341,4793.91,5483.71,6183.6+140
35 to 391,5674.11,9384.72,0664.5+499
40 to 441,9855.22,1805.22,3735.2+389
45 to 492,1725.72,2215.32,5295.6+357
50 to 542,5696.82,4665.92,7015.9+132
55 to 593,2158.52,9417.13,1216.9-94
60 to 643,5709.43,6128.73,7408.2+171
65 to 693,6839.73,9629.53,9878.8+304
70 to 742,8177.43,5988.63,7978.3+980
75 to 791,9605.22,9397.13,2827.2+1,323
80 to 841,3313.51,8924.52,4715.4+1,140
85 and over1,3833.61,4383.52,0014.4+618
Total persons37,966100.041,597100.045,515100.0+7,548
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Eurobodalla Shire Council was ages 65 to 69, which accounted for 9.7% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79, which is expected to increase by 980 and account for 7.1% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 65 to 69 years, with a total of 3,962 persons.

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