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Rural East

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Rural East indicate a 5.1% increase in population under working age, a 13.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 4.5% 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
Rural East - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41685.42317.02416.8+73
5 to 92638.42507.62567.2-7
10 to 142397.72236.72577.2+18
15 to 192026.52206.62176.1+15
20 to 241745.61444.41393.9-35
25 to 291524.91153.51243.5-28
30 to 341685.41243.71253.5-43
35 to 391434.61845.61885.3+45
40 to 441976.32437.32446.9+48
45 to 492698.62557.72848.0+15
50 to 542237.22678.12998.4+76
55 to 592197.02818.52838.0+63
60 to 642257.22286.92647.4+39
65 to 691855.91976.02416.8+57
70 to 741083.51584.81634.6+54
75 to 791063.4983.01103.1+4
80 to 84250.8501.5782.2+53
85 and over521.7391.2411.1-12
Total persons3,119100.03,305100.03,554100.0+435

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: 41 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 78 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 110 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 163 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 241 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 264 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 283 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 299 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 284 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 244 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 188 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 125 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 124 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 139 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 217 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 257 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 256 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 241 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 39 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 50 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 98 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 158 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 197 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 228 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 281 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 267 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 255 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 243 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 184 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 124 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 115 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 144 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 220 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 223 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 250 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 231 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 52 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 25 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 106 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 108 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 185 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 225 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 219 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 223 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 269 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 197 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 143 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 168 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 152 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 174 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 202 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 239 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 263 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 168
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: 2 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 28 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 12 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 4 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 44 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 36 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 1 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 32 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 29 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 2 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 4 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 1 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 9 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: -5 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: -3 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 34 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 6 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 10 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: -14 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 25 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: -8 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 50 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 13 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 2 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 62 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 44 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -14 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 46 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 41 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: -44 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -37 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -30 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 18 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -16 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -13 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 63
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 Rural East was ages 45 to 49, which accounted for 8.6% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 0 to 4, which is expected to increase by 63 and account for 7.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 55 to 59 years, with a total of 281 persons.

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