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City of RydePopulation forecast

City of Ryde

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for City of Ryde indicate a 36.3% increase in population under working age, a 31.7% increase in population of retirement age, and a 35.1% 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 Ryde 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 Ryde - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 47,6466.310,5436.411,4536.0+3,807
5 to 96,7305.58,9615.510,0245.3+3,294
10 to 145,5644.67,6664.78,9044.7+3,340
15 to 196,4435.39,3565.710,8775.7+4,434
20 to 2410,3448.513,9978.615,5268.2+5,182
25 to 2911,4459.416,1439.917,3499.2+5,904
30 to 3411,2029.216,2029.917,5389.3+6,336
35 to 399,4857.813,7718.415,3418.1+5,856
40 to 448,1926.811,1746.812,9396.8+4,747
45 to 497,4306.19,3155.711,2685.9+3,838
50 to 547,3226.08,5825.210,3495.5+3,027
55 to 596,6565.57,9584.99,5335.0+2,877
60 to 645,8514.87,4694.68,6404.6+2,789
65 to 694,9754.16,4143.97,7484.1+2,773
70 to 743,5823.05,2783.26,7993.6+3,217
75 to 793,0142.54,2712.65,8993.1+2,885
80 to 842,3621.92,9871.84,6832.5+2,321
85 and over3,0272.53,3932.14,6182.4+1,591
Total persons121,270100.0163,481100.0189,487100.0+68,217
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), June 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in City of Ryde was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 9.4% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 30 to 34, which is expected to increase by 5,000 and account for 9.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 16,202 persons.

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