Rural City of Murray BridgePopulation forecast
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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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Rural City of Murray Bridge

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the Rural City of Murray Bridge indicate a 17.7% increase in population under working age, a 21.2% increase in population of retirement age, and a 7.2% 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 Rural City of Murray Bridge 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 City of Murray Bridge - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 1,2625.91,4956.21,6535.9+391
5 to 9 1,3396.21,5456.41,7506.2+411
10 to 14 1,2255.71,4636.11,7636.3+538
15 to 19 1,3596.31,4065.91,7126.1+352
20 to 24 1,5547.21,3835.81,6555.9+101
25 to 29 1,5407.21,5616.51,6705.9+130
30 to 34 1,3246.21,7067.11,7746.3+450
35 to 39 1,1425.31,6697.01,8876.7+745
40 to 44 1,2525.81,4235.91,8856.7+633
45 to 49 1,4546.81,2365.21,8256.5+372
50 to 54 1,3866.51,3195.51,6906.0+304
55 to 59 1,3496.31,4596.11,5265.4+176
60 to 64 1,1995.61,3785.71,4035.0+204
65 to 69 1,2505.81,2895.41,4045.0+154
70 to 74 1,0434.91,1344.71,3945.0+350
75 to 79 7663.61,0644.41,2184.3+452
80 to 84 5302.58043.41,0183.6+488
85 and over5002.36652.89153.3+415
Total persons21,477100.023,999100.028,143100.0+6,666

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2018.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 915 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 1,018 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 1,218 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 1,394 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 1,404 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 1,403 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 1,526 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 1,690 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 1,825 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 1,885 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 1,887 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 1,774 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 1,670 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 1,655 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 1,712 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 1,763 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 1,750 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 1,653 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 665 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 804 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 1,064 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 1,134 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 1,289 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 1,378 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 1,459 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 1,319 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 1,236 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 1,423 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 1,669 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 1,706 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 1,561 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 1,383 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 1,406 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 1,463 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 1,545 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 1,495 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 500 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 530 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 766 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 1,043 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 1,250 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 1,199 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 1,349 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 1,386 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 1,454 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 1,252 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 1,142 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 1,324 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 1,540 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 1,554 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 1,359 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 1,225 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 1,339 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 1,262
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2018.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2041: 250 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2041: 214 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2041: 155 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2041: 259 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2041: 115 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2041: 24 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2041: 67 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2041: 372 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2041: 589 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2041: 463 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2041: 218 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2041: 69 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2041: 109 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2041: 272 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2041: 306 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2041: 300 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2041: 205 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2041: 157 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 165 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 274 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 297 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 91 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 38 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 179 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 110 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -67 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -218 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 170 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 527 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 382 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 21 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -171 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 47 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 237 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 205 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 234
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the Rural City of Murray Bridge was ages 20 to 24 , which accounted for 7.2% 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 527 and account for 7.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 1,706 persons.

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