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Forest Hill - East Wagga Wagga

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Forest Hill - East Wagga Wagga indicate a 41.8% increase in population under working age, a 53.5% increase in population of retirement age, and a 22.7% 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
Forest Hill - East Wagga Wagga - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 42237.72727.33006.9+77
5 to 92247.83188.63538.2+128
10 to 141856.43068.23498.1+164
15 to 192508.73088.33668.5+116
20 to 2430010.43308.93939.1+94
25 to 2929710.32837.63187.4+22
30 to 342568.92576.92826.5+25
35 to 392067.22857.73006.9+94
40 to 441756.12597.02806.5+104
45 to 491505.22125.72616.0+111
50 to 541465.11935.22495.8+103
55 to 591144.01915.12395.5+125
60 to 641364.71724.62084.8+72
65 to 69863.01042.81413.3+55
70 to 74612.1832.21012.3+40
75 to 79190.7621.7771.8+58
80 to 84270.9391.0531.2+25
85 and over240.8451.2551.3+31
Total persons2,881100.03,719100.04,324100.0+1,443

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: 55 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 53 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 77 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 101 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 141 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 208 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 239 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 249 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 261 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 280 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 300 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 282 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 318 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 393 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 366 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 349 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 353 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 300 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 45 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 39 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 62 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 83 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 104 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 172 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 191 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 193 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 212 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 259 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 285 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 257 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 283 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 330 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 308 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 306 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 318 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 272 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 24 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 27 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 19 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 61 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 86 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 136 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 114 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 146 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 150 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 175 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 206 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 256 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 297 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 300 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 250 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 185 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 224 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 223
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: 10 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 14 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 15 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 18 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 37 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 36 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 48 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 55 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 48 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 21 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 15 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 25 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 35 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 64 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 59 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 43 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 35 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 28 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 21 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 12 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 43 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 22 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 18 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 36 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 77 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 47 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 62 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 83 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 79 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -13 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 30 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 58 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 121 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 94 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 49
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 Forest Hill - East Wagga Wagga 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 10 to 14, which is expected to increase by 121 and account for 8.2% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 330 persons.

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