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City of ParramattaPopulation forecast

City of Parramatta

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2036, the age structure forecasts for City of Parramatta indicate a 87.3% increase in population under working age, a 89.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 90.4% 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 City of Parramatta 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
City of Parramatta - Total persons201620362041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 417,5107.532,3127.334,7187.1+17,208
5 to 914,4076.126,4786.028,7315.9+14,324
10 to 1411,3754.922,3035.024,6925.1+13,317
15 to 1911,9645.122,3165.024,5195.0+12,555
20 to 2416,1046.931,3067.033,4756.9+17,371
25 to 2922,5229.644,45010.047,3989.7+24,876
30 to 3426,06511.148,53310.951,84610.6+25,781
35 to 3920,3548.740,8949.243,9009.0+23,546
40 to 4416,2366.933,3037.536,6207.5+20,384
45 to 4913,8105.927,2906.130,4406.2+16,630
50 to 5413,3245.724,2365.426,5425.4+13,219
55 to 5912,2275.220,7924.723,5484.8+11,321
60 to 6410,5444.517,4383.919,9274.1+9,384
65 to 698,7723.714,5363.316,5943.4+7,822
70 to 746,6562.812,4052.813,9002.8+7,244
75 to 795,0072.110,3722.311,9752.5+6,968
80 to 843,6421.67,8281.89,3571.9+5,715
85 and over3,9281.78,0481.89,5482.0+5,620
Total persons234,446100.0444,839100.0487,731100.0+253,286
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), July 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in City of Parramatta was ages 30 to 34, which accounted for 11.1% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2036 is forecast to be in ages 30 to 34, which is expected to increase by 22,468 and account for 10.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2036 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 48,533 persons.

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