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North Wagga Wagga - Bomen

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for North Wagga Wagga - Bomen indicate a 72.2% increase in population under working age, a 128.2% increase in population of retirement age, and a 37.2% 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 Wagga Wagga City 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
North Wagga Wagga - Bomen - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41668.82277.91966.5+30
5 to 91156.12518.72207.3+106
10 to 141407.42478.62377.9+97
15 to 191296.91926.72307.6+101
20 to 2419510.41455.01745.8-21
25 to 291608.51314.61254.1-35
30 to 341688.91936.71505.0-18
35 to 391337.02328.11876.2+54
40 to 44975.22388.32297.6+132
45 to 491246.61876.52367.8+112
50 to 541085.81575.52177.2+109
55 to 591236.51645.71795.9+56
60 to 64623.31435.01545.1+92
65 to 69663.51414.91515.0+86
70 to 74532.8923.21324.4+79
75 to 79281.5712.51113.7+83
80 to 8460.3401.4561.9+50
85 and over100.5281.0351.2+25
Total persons1,882100.02,878100.03,021100.0+1,139

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 35 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 56 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 111 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 132 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 151 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 154 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 179 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 217 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 236 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 229 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 187 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 150 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 125 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 174 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 230 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 237 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 220 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 196 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 28 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 40 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 71 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 92 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 141 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 143 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 164 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 157 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 187 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 238 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 232 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 193 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 131 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 145 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 192 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 247 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 251 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 227 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 10 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 6 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 28 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 53 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 66 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 62 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 123 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 108 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 124 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 97 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 133 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 168 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 160 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 195 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 129 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 140 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 115 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 166
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 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 2036: 7 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 17 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 41 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 40 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 11 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 11 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 15 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 60 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 49 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: -9 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: -45 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: -43 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: -6 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 29 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 38 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: -10 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: -30 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: -31 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 18 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 34 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 43 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 39 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 75 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 81 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 41 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 49 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 64 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 141 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 100 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 25 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -29 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -51 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 63 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 107 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 136 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 61
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in North Wagga Wagga - Bomen was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 10.4% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 40 to 44, which is expected to increase by 141 and account for 8.3% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 251 persons.

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