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Gracemere (South)

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Gracemere (South) indicate a 26.6% increase in population under working age, a 94.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 29.9% 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 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 (South) - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 478210.89269.71,1789.3+396
5 to 975110.49179.61,1399.0+388
10 to 145557.78018.41,0288.1+473
15 to 194686.57087.49207.2+452
20 to 246258.76446.78887.0+263
25 to 296769.46937.29427.4+266
30 to 346118.57748.19817.7+370
35 to 394806.77868.29847.7+504
40 to 444095.76767.18957.0+486
45 to 494376.15425.78056.3+368
50 to 543905.44644.96845.4+294
55 to 593715.14494.75704.5+199
60 to 642503.53914.14843.8+234
65 to 691502.13423.64283.4+278
70 to 741101.52282.43432.7+233
75 to 79640.91181.22461.9+181
80 to 84460.6610.61251.0+79
85 and over360.5400.4640.5+28
Total persons7,213100.09,561100.012,705100.0+5,493

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: 64 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 125 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 246 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 343 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 428 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 484 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 570 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 684 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 805 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 895 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 984 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 981 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 942 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 888 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 920 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 1,028 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 1,139 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 1,178 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 40 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 61 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 118 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 228 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 342 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 391 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 449 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 464 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 542 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 676 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 786 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 774 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 693 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 644 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 708 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 801 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 917 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 926 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 36 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 46 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 64 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 110 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 150 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 250 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 371 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 390 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 437 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 409 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 480 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 611 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 676 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 625 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 468 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 555 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 751 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 782
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: 24 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 64 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 128 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 115 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 86 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 93 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 121 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 219 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 263 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 219 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 198 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 207 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 249 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 244 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 212 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 227 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 222 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 253 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 3 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 15 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 54 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 118 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 192 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 141 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 78 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 74 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 105 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 267 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 306 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 163 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 17 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 19 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 240 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 246 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 166 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 143
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 (South) was ages 0 to 4, which accounted for 10.8% 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 306 and account for 8.2% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 0 to 4 years, with a total of 926 persons.

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