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Chinatown - CBD South

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Chinatown - CBD South indicate a 52.0% increase in population under working age, a 70.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 54.1% 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 Sydney 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
Chinatown - CBD South - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 46122.99312.81,1082.8+496
5 to 92491.23531.14311.1+182
10 to 141940.93201.03861.0+192
15 to 199834.62,9459.03,3348.4+2,351
20 to 244,37720.76,90621.18,00120.2+3,624
25 to 295,21024.66,84220.98,11620.5+2,906
30 to 343,66017.35,12015.66,09815.4+2,438
35 to 392,0199.53,0269.23,6389.2+1,619
40 to 449354.41,6725.12,0775.3+1,142
45 to 496663.11,1163.41,4403.6+774
50 to 545942.88712.71,1753.0+581
55 to 594972.37342.29982.5+501
60 to 644142.05991.88192.1+405
65 to 693731.85141.66961.8+323
70 to 741520.73151.04341.1+282
75 to 79830.42200.73230.8+240
80 to 84660.31400.42570.6+191
85 and over970.51290.42100.5+113
Total persons21,181100.032,754100.039,541100.0+18,360

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, February 2019.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 210 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 257 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 323 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 434 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 696 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 819 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 998 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 1,175 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 1,440 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 2,077 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 3,638 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 6,098 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 8,116 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 8,001 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 3,334 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 386 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 431 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 1,108 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 129 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 140 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 220 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 315 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 514 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 599 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 734 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 871 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 1,116 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 1,672 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 3,026 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 5,120 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 6,842 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 6,906 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 2,945 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 320 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 353 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 931 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 97 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 66 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 83 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 152 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 373 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 414 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 497 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 594 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 666 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 935 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 2,019 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 3,660 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 5,210 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 4,377 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 983 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 194 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 249 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 612
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2019.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2041: 81 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2041: 117 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2041: 102 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2041: 119 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2041: 182 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2041: 220 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2041: 264 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2041: 304 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2041: 324 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2041: 405 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2041: 612 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2041: 979 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2041: 1,275 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2041: 1,094 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2041: 388 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2041: 65 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2041: 78 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2041: 176 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 32 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 74 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 137 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 163 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 141 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 185 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 237 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 277 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 450 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 737 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 1,007 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 1,460 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 1,632 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 2,529 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 1,962 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 126 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 104 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 319
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Chinatown - CBD South was ages 25 to 29, which accounted for 24.6% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 20 to 24, which is expected to increase by 2,529 and account for 21.1% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 6,906 persons.

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