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Goulburn Mulwaree Council area

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area is 'Seniors (70 to 84)'.

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 Goulburn Mulwaree Council area 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 - Service age groups
Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,8226.02,0586.12,2326.0+410
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)2,6858.93,0399.03,2778.8+592
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,1747.22,5517.52,7837.5+609
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,4798.22,5637.62,8457.6+366
Young workforce (25 to 34)3,81812.73,77911.24,05010.9+233
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)5,63818.76,58719.57,14519.2+1,507
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4,04913.44,26312.64,68012.6+631
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,68412.24,05212.04,33911.7+655
Seniors (70 to 84)3,10510.34,18512.44,82613.0+1,721
Elderly aged (85 and over)7052.37862.31,0242.8+320
Total persons30,158100.033,863100.037,202100.0+7,043

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

Forecast age structure - Service age groups
Forecast age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 1,024 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2036: 4,826 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2036: 4,339 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2036: 4,680 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2036: 7,145 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2036: 4,050 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2036: 2,845 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2036: 2,783 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2036: 3,277 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 2,232 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 786 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026: 4,185 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026: 4,052 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026: 4,263 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026: 6,587 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026: 3,779 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026: 2,563 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026: 2,551 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026: 3,039 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 2,058 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 705 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 3,105 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 3,684 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 4,049 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 5,638 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 3,818 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 2,479 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 2,174 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 2,685 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 1,822
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 239 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026 to 2036: 641 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026 to 2036: 287 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026 to 2036: 416 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026 to 2036: 558 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026 to 2036: 271 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026 to 2036: 282 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026 to 2036: 233 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026 to 2036: 238 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 174 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 81 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2026: 1,080 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2026: 368 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2026: 214 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2026: 949 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2026: -38 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2026: 84 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2026: 377 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2026: 354 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 236
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In Goulburn Mulwaree Council area between 2016 and 2026, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 967 (14.5%), and will comprise 22.6% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 1,529 (20.4%) and comprise 26.6% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2026 is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)', with a total of 6,587 persons.

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