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Rockhampton Regional CouncilPopulation forecast

Berserker & The Common

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2032, the age structure forecasts for Berserker & The Common indicate a 23.3% increase in population under working age, a 1.5% decrease in population of retirement age, and a 15.9% 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 Berserker & The Common 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
Berserker & The Common - Total persons201620322036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 44927.06067.56177.5+125
5 to 94516.45446.85536.7+102
10 to 144266.15386.75476.6+121
15 to 194947.05777.26007.2+106
20 to 246389.16848.57048.5+66
25 to 295768.26808.56988.4+122
30 to 345097.36077.56227.5+113
35 to 394246.05446.85536.7+129
40 to 444065.84946.15106.2+104
45 to 494206.04705.84865.9+66
50 to 544416.34505.64685.7+27
55 to 593785.44105.14265.1+48
60 to 642964.23964.93934.7+97
65 to 693124.43454.33514.2+39
70 to 742443.52713.42913.5+47
75 to 791682.41972.42222.7+54
80 to 841772.51361.71341.6-43
85 and over1662.41021.31041.3-62
Total persons7,018100.08,050100.08,279100.0+1,261
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Berserker & The Common was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 9.1% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2032 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39, which is expected to increase by 120 and account for 6.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2032 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 684 persons.

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