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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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Tamworth Region

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Tamworth Region indicate a 11.2% increase in population under working age, a 31.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 6.2% 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 Tamworth Region 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
Tamworth Region - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 4,2056.94,7356.95,3786.8+1,173
5 to 9 4,3377.14,8627.15,5307.0+1,193
10 to 14 4,2006.94,5756.75,3236.7+1,123
15 to 19 3,8866.44,0886.04,7296.0+843
20 to 24 3,4645.73,6915.44,1845.3+720
25 to 29 3,8886.43,7475.54,1885.3+300
30 to 34 3,7386.13,9555.84,4535.6+715
35 to 39 3,3755.54,2756.34,7666.0+1,390
40 to 44 3,6816.04,1336.14,7436.0+1,062
45 to 49 3,8066.23,8665.74,7025.9+896
50 to 54 3,8396.33,9315.84,5805.8+741
55 to 59 3,9506.53,9705.84,4885.6+538
60 to 64 3,6746.03,9675.84,2985.4+624
65 to 69 3,3555.53,8595.74,2285.3+873
70 to 74 2,6754.43,4415.04,0375.1+1,362
75 to 79 2,0963.42,9664.43,7434.7+1,647
80 to 84 1,3812.32,1233.13,0673.9+1,686
85 and over1,4522.41,9992.93,0333.8+1,581
Total persons61,003100.068,184100.079,468100.0+18,465

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 3,033 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 3,067 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 3,743 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 4,037 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 4,228 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 4,298 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 4,488 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 4,580 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 4,702 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 4,743 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 4,766 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 4,453 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 4,188 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 4,184 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 4,729 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 5,323 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 5,530 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 5,378 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 1,999 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 2,123 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 2,966 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 3,441 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 3,859 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 3,967 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 3,970 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 3,931 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 3,866 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 4,133 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 4,275 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 3,955 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 3,747 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 3,691 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 4,088 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 4,575 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 4,862 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 4,735 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 1,452 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 1,381 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 2,096 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 2,675 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 3,355 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 3,674 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 3,950 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 3,839 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 3,806 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 3,681 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 3,375 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 3,738 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 3,888 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 3,464 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 3,886 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 4,200 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 4,337 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 4,205
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, December 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 2041: 1,034 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2041: 944 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2041: 777 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2041: 596 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2041: 368 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2041: 331 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2041: 518 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2041: 649 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2041: 836 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2041: 610 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2041: 491 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2041: 498 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2041: 441 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2041: 493 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2041: 641 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2041: 747 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2041: 668 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2041: 643 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 547 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 742 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 870 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 766 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 504 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 293 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 20 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 92 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 61 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 452 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 899 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 216 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -141 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 228 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 202 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 376 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 525 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 530
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Tamworth Region was ages 5 to 9 , which accounted for 7.1% 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 899 and account for 6.3% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 4,862 persons.

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