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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 14.6% increase in males under working age, a 22.3% increase in males of retirement age, and a 8.0% increase in males 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 males201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 49336.11,0616.21,1516.1+218
5 to 91,0236.71,1156.51,1956.3+172
10 to 149316.11,1326.61,2436.6+312
15 to 199406.11,0916.41,1786.3+237
20 to 241,0156.69335.41,0485.6+32
25 to 291,0056.59735.71,0595.6+55
30 to 349646.31,0075.91,0465.6+82
35 to 398915.81,0686.21,1195.9+227
40 to 449686.31,1546.71,2356.6+267
45 to 491,0326.71,1646.81,2976.9+265
50 to 541,0506.81,1006.41,2396.6+188
55 to 591,0086.61,0476.11,1586.2+151
60 to 649256.01,0446.11,1135.9+188
65 to 699266.09865.81,0585.6+133
70 to 746954.58374.99605.1+265
75 to 794983.26834.07674.1+269
80 to 842941.94302.55362.9+242
85 and over2401.63091.84152.2+175
Total persons15,339100.017,135100.018,817100.0+3,479
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

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

The largest increase in males between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 10 to 14, which is expected to increase by 201 and account for 6.6% of the total males.

The largest male 5 year age group in 2026 is 45 to 49 years, with a total of 1,164 males.

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