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Queanbeyan West

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Queanbeyan West indicate a 8.2% decrease in population under working age, a 49.0% increase in population of retirement age, and a 5.9% decrease 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 West - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 42628.02206.81996.3-63
5 to 91945.91966.11735.4-21
10 to 141925.91795.51615.1-31
15 to 192126.51845.71815.7-31
20 to 242337.12287.12176.8-16
25 to 2935310.82377.32237.0-130
30 to 342738.32337.22267.1-47
35 to 392216.82648.22307.2+9
40 to 442096.42628.12447.7+35
45 to 492297.02226.92327.3+3
50 to 542527.71775.52036.4-49
55 to 591956.01875.81815.7-14
60 to 641484.51946.01474.6-1
65 to 691344.11534.71494.7+15
70 to 74531.61253.91575.0+104
75 to 79491.5993.11183.7+69
80 to 84321.0381.2812.6+49
85 and over321.0321.0521.6+20
Total persons3,273100.03,230100.03,176100.0-97

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: 52 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 81 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 118 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 157 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 149 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 147 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 181 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 203 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 232 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 244 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 230 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 226 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 223 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 217 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 181 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 161 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 173 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 199 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 32 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 38 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 99 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 125 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 153 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 194 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 187 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 177 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 222 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 262 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 264 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 233 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 237 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 228 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 184 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 179 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 196 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 220 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 32 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 32 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 49 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 53 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 134 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 148 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 195 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 252 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 229 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 209 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 221 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 273 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 353 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 233 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 212 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 192 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 194 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 262
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: 20 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 43 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 19 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 32 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: -4 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: -47 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: -6 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 27 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 11 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: -18 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: -34 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: -8 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: -14 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: -11 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: -2 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: -18 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: -23 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: -20 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 0 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 6 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 50 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 72 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 19 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 46 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -8 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -75 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -7 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 53 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 43 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: -40 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -116 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -5 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: -28 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -13 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 2 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: -42
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 Queanbeyan West was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 10.8% 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 72 and account for 3.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 35 to 39 years, with a total of 264 persons.

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