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Wandal & West Rockhampton

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Wandal & West Rockhampton indicate a 11.3% increase in population under working age, a 15.2% increase in population of retirement age, and a 1.6% 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
Wandal & West Rockhampton - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 43596.04807.65037.6+144
5 to 93756.33956.34176.3+42
10 to 143455.83265.23775.7+32
15 to 194086.93846.14036.1-5
20 to 244397.44957.94987.6+59
25 to 294858.25308.45428.2+56
30 to 343756.34607.34937.5+118
35 to 393025.14116.54436.7+141
40 to 443656.13425.43885.9+23
45 to 493746.33155.03745.7-1
50 to 544126.93495.53345.1-77
55 to 593986.73165.02864.4-111
60 to 642834.83014.82694.1-15
65 to 692754.62924.62493.8-25
70 to 742103.52864.63084.7+98
75 to 792233.72914.63154.8+92
80 to 841692.81682.72163.3+47
85 and over1492.51452.31692.6+20
Total persons5,946100.06,288100.06,584100.0+638

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: 169 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 216 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 315 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 308 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 249 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 269 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 286 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 334 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 374 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 388 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 443 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 493 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 542 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 498 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 403 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 377 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 417 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 503 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 145 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 168 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 291 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 286 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 292 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 301 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 316 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 349 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 315 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 342 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 411 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 460 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 530 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 495 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 384 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 326 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 395 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 480 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 149 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 169 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 223 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 210 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 275 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 283 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 398 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 412 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 374 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 365 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 302 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 375 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 485 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 439 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 408 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 345 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 375 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 359
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: 48 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 24 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 22 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: -43 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: -32 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: -30 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: -14 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 59 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 47 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 32 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 32 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 12 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 3 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 19 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 50 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 22 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 23 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: -4 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: -1 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 69 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 76 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 17 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 18 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -81 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -63 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -59 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: -23 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 109 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 85 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 45 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 56 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: -24 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -18 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 20 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 121
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 Wandal & West Rockhampton was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 8.2% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 0 to 4, which is expected to increase by 121 and account for 7.6% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 25 to 29 years, with a total of 530 persons.

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