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Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Shellharbour City Council indicate a 17.0% increase in population under working age, a 46.1% increase in population of retirement age, and a 9.2% 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 Shellharbour City 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|
|Shellharbour City Council - Total persons||2016||2026||2041||Change between 2016 and 2041|
|Age group (years)||Number||%||Number||%||Number||%||Number|
|0 to 4||4,684||6.6||5,494||6.7||6,206||6.5||+1,522|
|5 to 9||4,907||7.0||5,728||7.0||6,399||6.7||+1,492|
|10 to 14||4,713||6.7||5,515||6.7||6,207||6.5||+1,494|
|15 to 19||4,908||7.0||5,185||6.3||5,850||6.2||+942|
|20 to 24||4,607||6.5||4,593||5.6||5,189||5.5||+582|
|25 to 29||4,210||6.0||4,578||5.6||5,011||5.3||+801|
|30 to 34||4,395||6.2||5,005||6.1||5,535||5.8||+1,140|
|35 to 39||4,157||5.9||5,273||6.4||5,955||6.3||+1,798|
|40 to 44||4,697||6.7||5,325||6.5||6,100||6.4||+1,403|
|45 to 49||4,561||6.5||4,876||5.9||5,885||6.2||+1,324|
|50 to 54||4,765||6.8||4,730||5.7||5,426||5.7||+661|
|55 to 59||4,585||6.5||4,581||5.6||5,096||5.4||+511|
|60 to 64||3,933||5.6||4,796||5.8||4,838||5.1||+905|
|65 to 69||3,675||5.2||4,676||5.7||4,858||5.1||+1,183|
|70 to 74||2,799||4.0||3,902||4.7||4,562||4.8||+1,763|
|75 to 79||2,128||3.0||3,207||3.9||4,214||4.4||+2,086|
|80 to 84||1,417||2.0||2,272||2.8||3,589||3.8||+2,171|
|85 and over||1,351||1.9||2,556||3.1||3,957||4.2||+2,606|
In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Shellharbour City Council was ages 15 to 19, which accounted for 7.0% of the total persons.
The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 85 and over, which is expected to increase by 1,205 and account for 3.1% of the total persons.
The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 5,728 persons.
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