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Rural South East

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Rural South East indicate a 10.4% increase in population under working age, a 25.5% increase in population of retirement age, and a 0.1% decrease 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
Rural South East - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 1495.91846.82017.0+52
5 to 9 1807.12077.72267.9+46
10 to 14 1887.51806.72037.1+15
15 to 19 1445.71345.01505.2+6
20 to 24 742.91084.01093.8+35
25 to 29 853.41194.41234.3+38
30 to 34 1425.61264.71435.00
35 to 39 1305.11405.21585.5+28
40 to 44 1817.21435.31475.1-34
45 to 49 1987.81475.51575.5-40
50 to 54 2279.01947.21836.3-45
55 to 59 2138.42188.11996.9-14
60 to 64 1686.62328.62197.6+51
65 to 69 1435.71967.32067.2+63
70 to 74 1526.01314.91776.2+25
75 to 79 913.6943.51284.5+37
80 to 84 281.1893.3852.9+57
85 and over331.3511.9612.1+28
Total persons2,526100.02,692100.02,875100.0+350

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: 61 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 85 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 128 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 177 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 206 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 219 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 199 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 183 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 157 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 147 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 158 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 143 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 123 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 109 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 150 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 203 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 226 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 201 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 51 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 89 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 94 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 131 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 196 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 232 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 218 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 194 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 147 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 143 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 140 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 126 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 119 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 108 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 134 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 180 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 207 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 184 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 33 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 28 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 91 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 152 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 143 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 168 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 213 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 227 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 198 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 181 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 130 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 142 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 85 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 74 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 144 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 188 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 180 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 149
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: 10 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: -4 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 35 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 46 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 10 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: -13 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: -19 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: -12 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 11 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 4 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 18 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 17 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 4 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 0 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 16 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 23 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 19 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 17 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 18 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 61 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 3 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: -21 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 53 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 64 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 5 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -33 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -51 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: -39 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 10 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: -16 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 33 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 34 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: -10 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -8 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 28 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 35
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 Rural South East was ages 50 to 54 , which accounted for 9.0% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 60 to 64 , which is expected to increase by 64 and account for 8.6% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 60 to 64 years, with a total of 232 persons.

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