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Braidwood

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Braidwood indicate a 5.5% increase in population under working age, a 39.5% increase in population of retirement age, and a 9.9% 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
Braidwood - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41166.91135.81265.8+10
5 to 91237.31186.01275.9+4
10 to 14895.31155.91195.5+30
15 to 19965.71035.31064.9+10
20 to 24794.7824.2954.4+16
25 to 29845.01065.41145.3+30
30 to 34895.31105.71205.6+31
35 to 39764.51155.91326.2+56
40 to 441086.41145.81326.1+24
45 to 49945.6964.91225.7+28
50 to 541026.01196.11285.9+26
55 to 591307.71125.71185.5-12
60 to 641197.11176.01316.1+12
65 to 69865.11417.21356.3+49
70 to 741317.81216.21275.9-4
75 to 79905.3794.11205.6+30
80 to 84492.9975.0984.6+49
85 and over261.5954.81004.6+74
Total persons1,687100.01,954100.02,150100.0+463

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: 100 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 98 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 120 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 127 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 135 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 131 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 118 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 128 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 122 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 132 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 132 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 120 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 114 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 95 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 106 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 119 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 127 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 126 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 95 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 97 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 79 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 121 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 141 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 117 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 112 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 119 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 96 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 114 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 115 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 110 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 106 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 82 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 103 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 115 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 118 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 113 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 26 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 49 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 90 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 131 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 86 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 119 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 130 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 102 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 94 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 108 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 76 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 89 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 84 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 79 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 96 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 89 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 123 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 116
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: 5 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 1 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 41 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 6 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: -6 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 14 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 6 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 9 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 27 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 18 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 17 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 10 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 8 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 12 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 2 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 4 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 9 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 12 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 69 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 48 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: -11 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: -10 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 55 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: -2 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -18 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 17 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 2 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 6 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 39 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 21 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 22 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 3 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 7 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 26 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -5 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: -3
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 Braidwood was ages 70 to 74, which accounted for 7.8% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 85 and over, which is expected to increase by 69 and account for 4.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 65 to 69 years, with a total of 141 persons.

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