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Lake Albert

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Lake Albert indicate a 7.8% increase in population under working age, a 15.0% increase in population of retirement age, and a 0.3% 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
Lake Albert - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 43575.64707.04746.9+117
5 to 95057.95097.65167.6+11
10 to 144607.24466.74947.2+34
15 to 194336.84286.44326.30
20 to 243185.03355.03304.8+12
25 to 293185.03365.03334.9+15
30 to 343114.93675.53715.4+60
35 to 393185.04016.04156.1+97
40 to 444276.73865.84136.1-14
45 to 494537.13705.54126.0-41
50 to 544126.44276.44055.9-7
55 to 594637.24456.74015.9-62
60 to 644537.14246.34326.3-21
65 to 694326.84196.34106.0-22
70 to 743004.73385.13314.9+31
75 to 791983.12904.32984.4+99
80 to 841512.41792.72123.1+60
85 and over791.21081.61462.1+68
Total persons6,389100.06,678100.06,823100.0+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: 146 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 212 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 298 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 331 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 410 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 432 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 401 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 405 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 412 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 413 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 415 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 371 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 333 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 330 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 432 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 494 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 516 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 474 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 108 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 179 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 290 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 338 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 419 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 424 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 445 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 427 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 370 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 386 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 401 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 367 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 336 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 335 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 428 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 446 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 509 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 470 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 79 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 151 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 198 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 300 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 432 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 453 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 463 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 412 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 453 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 427 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 318 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 311 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 318 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 318 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 433 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 460 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 505 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 357
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: 39 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 33 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 7 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: -7 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: -10 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 8 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: -44 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: -22 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 42 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 27 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 14 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 4 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: -3 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: -5 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 5 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 48 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 7 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 4 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 29 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 27 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 92 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 38 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: -12 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: -29 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -18 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 15 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -83 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: -41 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 83 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 55 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 17 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 17 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: -5 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -14 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 4 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 113
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 Lake Albert was ages 5 to 9, which accounted for 7.9% 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 113 and account for 7.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 509 persons.

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