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Goulburn MulwareePopulation forecast

Goulburn Mulwaree

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Goulburn Mulwaree indicate a 15.6% increase in females under working age, a 25.7% increase in females of retirement age, and a 8.0% 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 Goulburn Mulwaree 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
Goulburn Mulwaree - Total females201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 48896.09976.01,0815.9+192
5 to 99136.21,0596.31,1346.2+221
10 to 148735.91,0376.21,1266.1+253
15 to 198395.79375.61,0325.6+193
20 to 248045.48495.19505.2+146
25 to 299406.38705.29445.1+3
30 to 349096.19295.61,0015.4+92
35 to 397995.41,0866.51,1436.2+344
40 to 449636.51,0876.51,1576.3+194
45 to 499846.61,0286.11,1946.5+210
50 to 541,0016.81,0606.31,1636.3+161
55 to 599906.71,0566.31,1206.1+130
60 to 649836.61,0466.31,1166.1+133
65 to 698515.79765.81,0525.7+201
70 to 747144.89215.59935.4+279
75 to 795273.67464.58554.7+328
80 to 843762.55683.47153.9+339
85 and over4653.14772.86103.3+145
Total persons14,820100.016,729100.018,384100.0+3,565
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for females in Goulburn Mulwaree was ages 50 to 54, which accounted for 6.8% of the total females.

The largest increase in females between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39, which is expected to increase by 287 and account for 6.5% of the total females.

The largest female 5 year age group in 2026 is 40 to 44 years, with a total of 1,087 females.

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