Rockhampton 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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Rockhampton Regional Council

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Rockhampton Regional Council indicate a 21.8% increase in population under working age, a 30.4% increase in population of retirement age, and a 14.5% 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 Rockhampton 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
Rockhampton Regional Council - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 5,8707.27,1997.58,3057.4+2,435
5 to 9 5,8327.17,0167.38,0517.1+2,219
10 to 14 5,5576.86,8117.18,0077.1+2,450
15 to 19 5,7167.06,6836.97,8176.9+2,101
20 to 24 5,7927.16,3246.57,4756.6+1,683
25 to 29 6,0217.46,5106.77,5036.7+1,482
30 to 34 5,6757.06,5556.87,4406.6+1,765
35 to 39 4,8886.06,6366.97,5236.7+2,635
40 to 44 4,8706.06,2906.57,3016.5+2,431
45 to 49 5,1356.35,6715.97,0856.3+1,950
50 to 54 5,2346.45,3885.66,6185.9+1,384
55 to 59 5,0686.25,2205.45,8865.2+818
60 to 64 4,1565.14,9105.15,2914.7+1,135
65 to 69 3,6174.44,5504.74,9124.4+1,295
70 to 74 2,7363.43,7153.84,4323.9+1,696
75 to 79 2,2192.73,0763.23,8453.4+1,626
80 to 84 1,6242.02,1542.22,8362.5+1,212
85 and over1,5791.91,8551.92,3762.1+797
Total persons81,589100.096,564100.0112,701100.0+31,112

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 2,376 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 2,836 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 3,845 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 4,432 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 4,912 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 5,291 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 5,886 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 6,618 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 7,085 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 7,301 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 7,523 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 7,440 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 7,503 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 7,475 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 7,817 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 8,007 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 8,051 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 8,305 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 1,855 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 2,154 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 3,076 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 3,715 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 4,550 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 4,910 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 5,220 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 5,388 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 5,671 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 6,290 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 6,636 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 6,555 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 6,510 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 6,324 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 6,683 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 6,811 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 7,016 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 7,199 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 1,579 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 1,624 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 2,219 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 2,736 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 3,617 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 4,156 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 5,068 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 5,234 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 5,135 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 4,870 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 4,888 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 5,675 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 6,021 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 5,792 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 5,716 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 5,557 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 5,832 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 5,870
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 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: 521 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 682 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 769 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 717 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 363 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 381 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 665 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 1,230 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,413 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 1,011 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 886 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 885 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 993 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 1,151 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 1,134 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 1,196 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 1,035 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 1,106 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 276 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 530 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 857 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 979 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 933 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 754 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 152 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 154 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 536 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 1,420 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 1,748 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 880 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 489 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 532 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 967 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 1,254 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 1,184 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 1,329
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Rockhampton Regional Council was ages 25 to 29 , which accounted for 7.4% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39 , which is expected to increase by 1,748 and account for 6.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 0 to 4 years, with a total of 7,199 persons.

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