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North Wagga Wagga - Bomen

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in North Wagga Wagga - Bomen is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)'.

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 - Service age groups
North Wagga Wagga - Bomen - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1668.82277.91966.5+30
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1839.735612.431510.4+132
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)1447.62649.22829.4+139
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)25313.42147.52648.8+12
Young workforce (25 to 34)32817.432411.22759.1-53
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)35318.865722.865221.6+299
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)23112.332111.239613.1+165
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1276.82839.830510.1+178
Seniors (70 to 84)874.62027.02999.9+212
Elderly aged (85 and over)100.5281.0351.2+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 - Service age groups
Forecast age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 35 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2036: 299 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2036: 305 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2036: 396 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2036: 652 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2036: 275 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2036: 264 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2036: 282 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2036: 315 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 196 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 28 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026: 202 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026: 283 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026: 321 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026: 657 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026: 324 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026: 214 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026: 264 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026: 356 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 227 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 10 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016: 87 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016: 127 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016: 231 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016: 353 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016: 328 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016: 253 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016: 144 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016: 183 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 - Service age groups
Forecast change in age structure - Service age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 7 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2026 to 2036: 97 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2026 to 2036: 22 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2026 to 2036: 75 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2026 to 2036: -5 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2026 to 2036: -49 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2026 to 2036: 50 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2026 to 2036: 18 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2026 to 2036: -41 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: -31 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 18 Forecast persons aged 70-84,  2016 to 2026: 115 Forecast persons aged 60-69,  2016 to 2026: 156 Forecast persons aged 50-59,  2016 to 2026: 90 Forecast persons aged 35-49,  2016 to 2026: 304 Forecast persons aged 25-34,  2016 to 2026: -4 Forecast persons aged 18-24,  2016 to 2026: -38 Forecast persons aged 12-17,  2016 to 2026: 121 Forecast persons aged 5-11,  2016 to 2026: 174 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 North Wagga Wagga - Bomen between 2016 and 2026, the number of persons aged under 17 is forecast to increase by 354 (71.8%), and will comprise 29.4% of the total population.

The number of persons aged over 60 is expected to increase by 289 (129.0%) and comprise 17.8% of the total population.

The largest service age group in 2026 is 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)', with a total of 657 persons.

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