City of RockinghamPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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City of Rockingham

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the City of Rockingham indicate a 36.6% increase in population under working age, a 42.2% increase in population of retirement age, and a 29.8% 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 the City of Rockingham 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
City of Rockingham - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 9,9897.713,4497.814,0267.3+4,037
5 to 9 10,1787.913,6087.914,3677.5+4,189
10 to 14 8,7686.812,4687.313,7467.1+4,978
15 to 19 8,4556.511,5176.712,9096.7+4,454
20 to 24 9,2157.111,0766.412,3676.4+3,152
25 to 29 9,8147.611,3746.612,1096.3+2,295
30 to 34 9,6597.511,9306.912,3326.4+2,673
35 to 39 8,5706.612,3897.212,8396.7+4,269
40 to 44 9,0597.012,0717.012,8846.7+3,825
45 to 49 9,0107.011,0896.512,7916.6+3,781
50 to 54 8,5026.610,3976.112,0306.2+3,528
55 to 59 6,9635.49,5705.610,7955.6+3,832
60 to 64 5,6574.48,8315.110,0715.2+4,414
65 to 69 5,0183.97,2544.29,0174.7+3,999
70 to 74 3,9253.05,5143.27,7454.0+3,820
75 to 79 2,8922.24,2722.55,9493.1+3,057
80 to 84 1,9421.52,8241.63,9132.0+1,971
85 and over1,6921.32,1291.22,9151.5+1,222
Total persons129,308100.0171,763100.0192,805100.0+63,496

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 2,915 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 3,913 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 5,949 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 7,745 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 9,017 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 10,071 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 10,795 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 12,030 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 12,791 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 12,884 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 12,839 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 12,332 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 12,109 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 12,367 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 12,909 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 13,746 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 14,367 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 14,026 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 2,129 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 2,824 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 4,272 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 5,514 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 7,254 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 8,831 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 9,570 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 10,397 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 11,089 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 12,071 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 12,389 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 11,930 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 11,374 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 11,076 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 11,517 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 12,468 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 13,608 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 13,449 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 1,692 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 1,942 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 2,892 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 3,925 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 5,018 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 5,657 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 6,963 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 8,502 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 9,010 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 9,059 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 8,570 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 9,659 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 9,814 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 9,215 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 8,455 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 8,768 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 10,178 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 9,989
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 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: 785 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 1,089 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 1,676 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 2,231 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 1,762 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 1,240 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 1,225 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 1,633 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,702 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 814 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 450 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 401 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 735 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 1,291 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 1,392 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 1,278 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 759 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 577 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 437 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 882 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 1,380 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 1,589 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 2,236 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 3,174 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 2,607 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 1,895 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 2,079 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 3,012 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 3,819 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 2,271 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 1,560 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 1,861 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 3,062 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 3,700 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 3,430 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 3,460
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the City of Rockingham was ages 5 to 9 , which accounted for 7.9% 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 3,819 and account for 7.2% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 13,608 persons.

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