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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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Mid-Coast Council

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the Mid-Coast Council indicate a 7.0% increase in population under working age, a 24.2% increase in population of retirement age, and a 1.7% 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 Mid-Coast Council 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
Mid-Coast Council - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 4,4564.84,7984.85,3104.7+854
5 to 9 5,1475.65,3425.36,0855.4+939
10 to 14 5,0355.55,5265.56,3215.6+1,286
15 to 19 4,9545.44,8984.95,4604.8+506
20 to 24 3,7604.13,8183.84,4173.9+657
25 to 29 3,6624.03,8063.84,3253.8+663
30 to 34 3,6734.03,9423.94,5624.0+890
35 to 39 3,8044.14,5024.55,1794.6+1,375
40 to 44 4,7575.24,9384.95,6355.0+878
45 to 49 5,3425.85,0405.05,8555.2+512
50 to 54 6,1286.75,8085.86,4065.7+278
55 to 59 7,0477.76,7956.87,2436.4+196
60 to 64 7,5108.27,9687.98,3787.4+868
65 to 69 8,2579.08,5678.59,0018.0+744
70 to 74 6,8467.48,0468.08,9687.9+2,122
75 to 79 4,8885.37,3227.38,1357.2+3,247
80 to 84 3,3133.65,1505.16,3415.6+3,028
85 and over3,3793.74,0584.05,5284.9+2,148
Total persons91,958100.0100,323100.0113,147100.0+21,189

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: 5,528 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 6,341 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 8,135 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 8,968 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 9,001 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 8,378 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 7,243 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 6,406 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 5,855 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 5,635 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 5,179 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 4,562 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 4,325 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 4,417 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 5,460 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 6,321 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 6,085 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 5,310 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 4,058 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 5,150 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 7,322 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 8,046 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 8,567 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 7,968 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 6,795 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 5,808 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 5,040 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 4,938 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 4,502 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 3,942 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 3,806 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 3,818 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 4,898 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 5,526 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 5,342 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 4,798 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 3,379 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 3,313 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 4,888 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 6,846 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 8,257 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 7,510 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 7,047 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 6,128 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 5,342 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 4,757 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 3,804 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 3,673 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 3,662 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 3,760 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 4,954 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 5,035 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 5,147 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 4,456
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: 1,470 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 1,190 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 813 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 922 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 434 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 410 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 448 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 598 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 815 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 697 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 677 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 621 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 519 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 599 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 562 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 795 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 743 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 512 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 678 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 1,838 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 2,434 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 1,200 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 310 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 458 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -253 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -320 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -303 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 181 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 697 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 269 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 144 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 58 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: -56 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 492 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 196 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 342
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 the Mid-Coast Council was ages 65 to 69 , which accounted for 9.0% 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 2,434 and account for 7.3% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 65 to 69 years, with a total of 8,567 persons.

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