Upper Lachlan ShirePopulation forecast
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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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Upper Lachlan Shire

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Upper Lachlan Shire indicate a 4.7% decrease in population under working age, a 29.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 6.9% decrease 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 Upper Lachlan Shire 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
Upper Lachlan Shire - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 5076.54345.44275.4-81
5 to 9 4545.84665.84615.8+7
10 to 14 4896.24826.04495.7-41
15 to 19 4205.43924.93864.9-34
20 to 24 2953.82963.72873.6-9
25 to 29 3134.02763.52713.4-43
30 to 34 3354.33304.13314.2-4
35 to 39 3284.23804.83734.7+45
40 to 44 4325.54195.24155.2-18
45 to 49 5116.54305.44425.6-68
50 to 54 6878.84956.24836.1-204
55 to 59 6328.15607.05086.4-124
60 to 64 5987.66588.25346.8-64
65 to 69 5837.46007.55527.0-32
70 to 74 4645.95627.06057.6+141
75 to 79 3294.25256.65476.9+218
80 to 84 2553.33794.74545.7+198
85 and over2032.63053.83884.9+185
Total persons7,837100.07,990100.07,912100.0+75

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2018.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 388 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 454 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 547 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 605 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 552 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 534 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 508 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 483 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 442 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 415 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 373 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 331 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 271 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 287 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 386 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 449 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 461 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 427 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 305 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 379 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 525 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 562 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 600 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 658 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 560 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 495 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 430 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 419 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 380 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 330 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 276 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 296 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 392 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 482 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 466 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 434 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 203 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 255 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 329 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 464 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 583 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 598 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 632 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 687 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 511 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 432 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 328 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 335 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 313 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 295 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 420 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 489 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 454 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 507
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2018.
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: 83 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 75 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 22 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 43 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: -49 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: -123 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: -52 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: -12 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 12 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: -5 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: -7 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 1 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: -6 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: -9 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: -5 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: -33 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: -5 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: -8 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 102 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 124 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 196 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 98 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 17 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 60 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -72 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -192 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -81 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: -13 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 53 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: -5 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -37 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: -28 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -7 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 13 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: -73
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Upper Lachlan Shire was ages 50 to 54 , which accounted for 8.8% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79 , which is expected to increase by 196 and account for 6.6% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 60 to 64 years, with a total of 658 persons.

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