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Balmain

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Balmain indicate a 7.1% decrease in population under working age, a 26.4% increase in population of retirement age, and a 2.7% 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 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
Balmain - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 47847.07046.36806.2-104
5 to 96305.65675.15404.9-90
10 to 144794.34884.44524.1-27
15 to 193383.04383.94033.7+66
20 to 244744.34994.54994.5+25
25 to 298978.07716.97937.2-104
30 to 349908.99698.79538.6-36
35 to 391,0479.49838.89258.4-122
40 to 441,0489.48807.98517.7-197
45 to 498577.78377.57877.1-69
50 to 548287.48267.47246.6-104
55 to 596726.07126.46946.3+22
60 to 646605.96866.16806.2+20
65 to 695404.85775.26045.5+64
70 to 744303.95044.55304.8+100
75 to 792051.83523.13963.6+192
80 to 841431.32382.12932.7+150
85 and over1271.11551.42292.1+103
Total persons11,146100.011,184100.011,033100.0-113

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: 229 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 293 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 396 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 530 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 604 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 680 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 694 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 724 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 787 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 851 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 925 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 953 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 793 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 499 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 403 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 452 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 540 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 680 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 155 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 238 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 352 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 504 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 577 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 686 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 712 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 826 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 837 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 880 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 983 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 969 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 771 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 499 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 438 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 488 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 567 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 704 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 127 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 143 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 205 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 430 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 540 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 660 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 672 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 828 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 857 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 1,048 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 1,047 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 990 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 897 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 474 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 338 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 479 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 630 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 784
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: 74 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 55 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 44 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 27 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 27 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: -6 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: -18 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: -101 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: -49 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: -29 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: -58 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: -15 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 21 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 0 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: -34 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: -37 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: -27 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: -25 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 28 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 95 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 147 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 74 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 37 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 27 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 40 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -3 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -20 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: -168 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: -64 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: -21 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -126 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 25 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 100 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 9 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -63 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: -80
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 Balmain was ages 40 to 44, which accounted for 9.4% 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 147 and account for 3.1% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 35 to 39 years, with a total of 983 persons.

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