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Rural North

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Rural North indicate a 8.1% decrease in population under working age, a 23.1% increase in population of retirement age, and a 3.8% 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 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 - 5 year age groups
Rural North - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 42164.52404.82504.6+34
5 to 93377.02825.62955.4-42
10 to 143577.43146.23496.4-8
15 to 192866.03076.13025.5+16
20 to 242324.82284.52214.1-12
25 to 292004.22014.02184.0+18
30 to 342354.92254.52444.5+9
35 to 392294.82775.53025.5+73
40 to 443326.93216.43456.3+13
45 to 493717.73446.83927.2+20
50 to 543487.23917.74097.5+61
55 to 593517.34128.24217.7+69
60 to 643948.23857.64338.0+39
65 to 693557.43356.63967.3+41
70 to 742595.43106.13225.9+63
75 to 791803.72404.82444.5+64
80 to 84841.81503.01873.4+103
85 and over310.6841.71132.1+82
Total persons4,797100.05,045100.05,442100.0+645

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

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 113 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 187 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 244 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 322 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 396 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 433 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 421 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 409 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 392 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 345 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 302 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 244 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 218 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 221 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 302 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 349 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 295 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 250 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 84 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 150 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 240 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 310 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 335 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 385 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 412 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 391 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 344 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 321 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 277 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 225 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 201 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 228 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 307 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 314 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 282 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 240 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 31 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 84 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 180 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 259 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 355 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 394 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 351 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 348 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 371 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 332 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 229 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 235 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 200 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 232 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 286 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 357 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 337 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 216
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 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: 29 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 37 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 5 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 13 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 61 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 48 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 8 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 18 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 47 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 25 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 25 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 19 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 17 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: -7 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: -5 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 34 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 13 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: 66 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 60 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 50 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: -20 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: -9 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 61 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 43 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -27 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: -12 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 48 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: -10 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -4 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 21 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -42 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -56 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 24
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Rural North was ages 60 to 64, which accounted for 8.2% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 80 to 84, which is expected to increase by 66 and account for 3.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 55 to 59 years, with a total of 412 persons.

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