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South West Group

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the South West Group indicate a 35.3% increase in population under working age, a 39.0% increase in population of retirement age, and a 25.5% increase in population of working age.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
South West Group - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 429,0046.939,5127.343,8967.0+14,892
5 to 928,6946.838,1117.042,4616.8+13,767
10 to 1425,3926.134,7926.439,8476.4+14,455
15 to 1925,9976.233,9856.339,2606.3+13,263
20 to 2429,1226.935,7196.641,3026.6+12,180
25 to 2931,7637.637,9887.042,7376.8+10,974
30 to 3432,3547.738,9347.243,3386.9+10,984
35 to 3929,2247.039,5497.343,7487.0+14,524
40 to 4429,4587.038,8457.242,9136.9+13,455
45 to 4929,1146.936,0256.641,6876.7+12,573
50 to 5427,2376.532,8226.138,7846.2+11,547
55 to 5924,3615.829,9595.534,6505.5+10,289
60 to 6421,0125.027,1985.031,2525.0+10,240
65 to 6918,2224.323,4194.327,7094.4+9,487
70 to 7413,2273.219,0713.524,0343.8+10,807
75 to 7910,0352.415,5022.919,8833.2+9,848
80 to 847,3661.810,3851.914,4952.3+7,129
85 and over7,5271.89,9921.813,5662.2+6,039
Total persons419,109100.0541,808100.0625,562100.0+206,453

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Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 13,566 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 14,495 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 19,883 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 24,034 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 27,709 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 31,252 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 34,650 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 38,784 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 41,687 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 42,913 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 43,748 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 43,338 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 42,737 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 41,302 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 39,260 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 39,847 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 42,461 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 43,896 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 9,992 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 10,385 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 15,502 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 19,071 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 23,419 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 27,198 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 29,959 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 32,822 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 36,025 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 38,845 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 39,549 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 38,934 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 37,988 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 35,719 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 33,985 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 34,792 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 38,111 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 39,512 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 7,527 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 7,366 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 10,035 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 13,227 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 18,222 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 21,012 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 24,361 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 27,237 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 29,114 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 29,458 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 29,224 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 32,354 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 31,763 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 29,122 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 25,997 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 25,392 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 28,694 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 29,004
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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: 3,574 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 4,110 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 4,381 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 4,962 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 4,289 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 4,054 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 4,691 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 5,962 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 5,663 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 4,068 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 4,199 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 4,405 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 4,749 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 5,584 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 5,275 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 5,055 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 4,351 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 4,384 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 2,465 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 3,019 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 5,467 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 5,844 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 5,197 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 6,186 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 5,598 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 5,585 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 6,911 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 9,387 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 10,325 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 6,580 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 6,225 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 6,597 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 7,988 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 9,400 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 9,417 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 10,508
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Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the South West Group was ages 30 to 34, which accounted for 7.7% 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 10,508 and account for 7.3% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 35 to 39 years, with a total of 39,549 persons.

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