Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional CouncilPopulation 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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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council indicate a 12.7% increase in population under working age, a 50.2% increase in population of retirement age, and a 9.0% 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 3,9616.84,4946.75,3036.7+1,342
5 to 9 3,9826.94,3556.55,2286.6+1,246
10 to 14 3,6576.34,2296.45,0896.5+1,433
15 to 19 3,6596.33,9345.94,5995.8+939
20 to 24 3,5316.13,8705.84,4705.7+940
25 to 29 4,1037.14,2986.54,8066.1+702
30 to 34 4,1487.14,4186.65,0886.5+939
35 to 39 3,8376.64,7147.15,4857.0+1,648
40 to 44 4,3277.44,8747.35,7547.3+1,427
45 to 49 4,6798.14,5246.85,5717.1+892
50 to 54 4,3777.54,4596.75,1916.6+814
55 to 59 3,9076.74,3706.64,5775.8+670
60 to 64 3,1355.43,8115.74,0825.2+946
65 to 69 2,6184.53,1884.83,6844.7+1,066
70 to 74 1,6762.92,5643.93,2244.1+1,548
75 to 79 1,1872.02,0603.12,6723.4+1,485
80 to 84 6751.21,2951.92,0442.6+1,370
85 and over6611.11,1341.71,8902.4+1,229
Total persons58,119100.066,593100.078,756100.0+20,637

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: 1,890 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 2,044 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 2,672 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 3,224 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 3,684 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 4,082 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 4,577 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 5,191 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 5,571 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 5,754 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 5,485 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 5,088 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 4,806 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 4,470 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 4,599 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 5,089 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 5,228 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 5,303 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 1,134 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 1,295 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 2,060 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 2,564 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 3,188 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 3,811 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 4,370 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 4,459 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 4,524 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 4,874 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 4,714 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 4,418 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 4,298 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 3,870 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 3,934 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 4,229 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 4,355 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 4,494 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 661 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 675 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 1,187 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 1,676 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 2,618 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 3,135 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 3,907 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 4,377 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 4,679 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 4,327 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 3,837 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 4,148 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 4,103 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 3,531 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 3,659 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 3,657 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 3,982 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 3,961
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: 756 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 750 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 612 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 660 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 495 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 271 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 207 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 732 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,047 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 880 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 770 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 670 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 508 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 600 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 664 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 860 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 873 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 809 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 473 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 620 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 873 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 889 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 571 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 676 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 463 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 82 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -155 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 548 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 878 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 270 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 195 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 340 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 275 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 573 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 373 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 533
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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council was ages 45 to 49 , which accounted for 8.1% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 70 to 74 , which is expected to increase by 889 and account for 3.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 40 to 44 years, with a total of 4,874 persons.

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