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Rockhampton Regional CouncilPopulation forecast

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 Gracemere (South) 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, July 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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