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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Inner West Council area

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the Inner West Council area indicate a 11.1% increase in population under working age, a 29.0% increase in population of retirement age, and a 10.7% 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 the Inner West 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
Inner West Council area - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 11,6396.114,1896.514,6176.3+2,978
5 to 9 10,1785.310,5884.911,0264.8+848
10 to 14 7,8004.18,1223.79,0243.9+1,224
15 to 19 7,1893.710,1154.710,8914.7+3,702
20 to 24 14,0327.315,4937.115,8486.9+1,816
25 to 29 20,13910.520,2549.321,0649.1+925
30 to 34 19,68710.321,4049.921,8099.5+2,122
35 to 39 16,9908.820,1099.320,1628.7+3,172
40 to 44 15,9598.317,4718.118,0607.8+2,101
45 to 49 13,7817.214,6166.716,0246.9+2,243
50 to 54 12,2336.413,2996.114,1976.2+1,964
55 to 59 10,4265.411,5595.312,1345.3+1,708
60 to 64 8,9454.710,0054.610,7554.7+1,810
65 to 69 7,4923.98,4143.99,2774.0+1,785
70 to 74 5,3632.87,1613.38,0873.5+2,725
75 to 79 3,9632.15,8352.76,8022.9+2,839
80 to 84 3,0611.63,9641.85,2242.3+2,163
85 and over3,1451.64,3192.05,6642.5+2,519
Total persons192,021100.0216,917100.0230,667100.0+38,646

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

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 5,664 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 5,224 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 6,802 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 8,087 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 9,277 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 10,755 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 12,134 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 14,197 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 16,024 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 18,060 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 20,162 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 21,809 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 21,064 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 15,848 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 10,891 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 9,024 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 11,026 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 14,617 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 4,319 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 3,964 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 5,835 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 7,161 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 8,414 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 10,005 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 11,559 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 13,299 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 14,616 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 17,471 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 20,109 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 21,404 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 20,254 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 15,493 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 10,115 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 8,122 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 10,588 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 14,189 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 3,145 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 3,061 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 3,963 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 5,363 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 7,492 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 8,945 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 10,426 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 12,233 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 13,781 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 15,959 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 16,990 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 19,687 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 20,139 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 14,032 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 7,189 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 7,800 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 10,178 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 11,639
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 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: 1,345 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 1,260 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 967 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 926 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 863 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 750 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 574 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 898 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,408 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 589 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 53 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 404 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 809 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 355 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 776 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 903 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 438 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 429 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 1,174 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 903 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 1,872 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 1,799 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 922 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 1,060 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 1,134 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 1,066 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 835 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 1,512 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 3,119 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 1,718 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 115 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 1,461 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 2,926 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 322 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 410 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 2,550
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the Inner West Council area was ages 25 to 29 , which accounted for 10.5% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39 , which is expected to increase by 3,119 and account for 9.3% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 21,404 persons.

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