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Gracemere (North)

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Gracemere (North) indicate a 32.1% increase in population under working age, a 34.2% increase in population of retirement age, and a 24.5% 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
Gracemere (North) - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 44249.55419.56729.4+248
5 to 93618.15018.86248.8+264
10 to 143227.24207.45287.4+206
15 to 192816.33375.94506.3+169
20 to 242846.43796.74816.8+197
25 to 293778.54738.35778.1+200
30 to 343918.84758.45908.3+199
35 to 392816.34538.05617.9+280
40 to 442415.43846.84826.8+241
45 to 491974.42895.14195.9+221
50 to 542335.22504.43635.1+129
55 to 592615.92183.82974.2+35
60 to 642485.62203.92503.5+3
65 to 691854.22163.82062.9+21
70 to 74962.21963.51952.7+99
75 to 791242.81552.71922.7+69
80 to 84731.6951.71482.1+75
85 and over681.5711.2851.2+17
Total persons4,447100.05,671100.07,119100.0+2,673

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: 85 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 148 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 192 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 195 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 206 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 250 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 297 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 363 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 419 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 482 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 561 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 590 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 577 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 481 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 450 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 528 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 624 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 672 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 71 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 95 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 155 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 196 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 216 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 220 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 218 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 250 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 289 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 384 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 453 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 475 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 473 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 379 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 337 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 420 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 501 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 541 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 68 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 73 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 124 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 96 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 185 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 248 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 261 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 233 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 197 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 241 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 281 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 391 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 377 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 284 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 281 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 322 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 361 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 424
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: 14 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 53 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 37 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: -1 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: -11 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 31 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 79 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 113 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 130 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 98 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 109 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 115 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 104 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 101 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 112 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 108 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 124 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 131 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 2 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 22 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 32 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 100 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 32 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: -28 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -44 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 16 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 91 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 143 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 171 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 84 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 96 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 95 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 57 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 98 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 140 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 117
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 Gracemere (North) was ages 0 to 4, which accounted for 9.5% 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 171 and account for 8.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 0 to 4 years, with a total of 541 persons.

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