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Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Newport indicate a 5.5% decrease in population under working age, a 16.2% increase in population of retirement age, and a 0.3% 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 Northern Beaches 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
Newport - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45615.75385.45455.4-16
5 to 96396.55785.85765.7-63
10 to 146546.66366.36266.2-28
15 to 195886.07057.06776.7+89
20 to 246446.56686.76586.5+14
25 to 295435.55355.35675.6+24
30 to 345035.15155.15195.2+16
35 to 394985.15505.55475.4+49
40 to 447117.26016.06036.0-108
45 to 497377.56466.46646.6-73
50 to 548028.17857.87227.2-80
55 to 597787.97647.67097.0-69
60 to 646326.46886.96776.7+45
65 to 695655.75895.95825.8+18
70 to 744484.54684.75135.1+65
75 to 792462.53723.74034.0+157
80 to 841571.62402.42712.7+114
85 and over1471.51471.52062.0+59
Total persons9,854100.010,027100.010,066100.0+212

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: 206 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 271 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 403 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 513 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 582 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 677 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 709 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 722 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 664 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 603 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 547 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 519 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 567 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 658 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 677 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 626 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 576 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 545 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 147 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 240 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 372 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 468 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 589 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 688 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 764 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 785 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 646 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 601 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 550 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 515 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 535 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 668 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 705 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 636 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 578 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 538 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 147 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 157 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 246 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 448 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 565 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 632 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 778 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 802 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 737 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 711 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 498 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 503 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 543 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 644 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 588 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 654 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 639 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 561
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: 59 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 31 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 30 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 45 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: -7 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: -11 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: -55 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: -63 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 18 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 2 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: -3 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 4 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 32 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: -9 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: -28 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: -10 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: -3 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 7 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 0 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 83 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 126 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 20 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 25 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 56 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -14 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -16 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -91 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: -111 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 52 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 12 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -8 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 23 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 118 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -18 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -61 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: -24
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 Newport was ages 50 to 54, which accounted for 8.1% 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 126 and account for 3.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 50 to 54 years, with a total of 785 persons.

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