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Rural South

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Rural South indicate a 8.2% increase in population under working age, a 35.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 5.8% decrease 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 South - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4973.91395.31415.0+44
5 to 91275.01586.01696.0+42
10 to 141807.21405.41696.0-12
15 to 191244.91174.51374.8+13
20 to 24953.8973.7863.0-9
25 to 291415.6833.2883.1-53
30 to 341084.3963.71073.8-1
35 to 391204.81555.91575.5+36
40 to 441827.21716.51876.6+5
45 to 492349.31927.32278.0-7
50 to 542269.02168.32278.0+1
55 to 592148.52208.42097.4-5
60 to 642158.52168.22237.9+8
65 to 692289.02057.82217.9-6
70 to 741204.81776.71876.6+67
75 to 79642.61415.41364.8+72
80 to 84230.9572.2893.1+66
85 and over210.8371.4632.2+42
Total persons2,520100.02,617100.02,821100.0+301

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: 63 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 89 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 136 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 187 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 221 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 223 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 209 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 227 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 227 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 187 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 157 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 107 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 88 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 86 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 137 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 169 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 169 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 141 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 37 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 57 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 141 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 177 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 205 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 216 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 220 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 216 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 192 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 171 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 155 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 96 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 83 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 97 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 117 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 140 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 158 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 139 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 21 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 23 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 64 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 120 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 228 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 215 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 214 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 226 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 234 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 182 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 120 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 108 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 141 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 95 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 124 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 180 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 127 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 97
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: 25 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 31 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: -5 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 11 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 16 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 7 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: -11 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 10 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 35 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 16 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 2 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 11 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 5 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: -11 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 20 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 29 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 10 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 3 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 17 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 35 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 77 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 56 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: -23 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 6 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -9 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -42 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: -11 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 35 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: -12 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -58 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: -7 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -40 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 31 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 41
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 South was ages 45 to 49, which accounted for 9.3% 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 77 and account for 5.4% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 55 to 59 years, with a total of 220 persons.

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