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Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Mount Austin indicate a 2.1% increase in population under working age, a 1.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 6.5% 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
Mount Austin - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 42786.92806.63026.9+24
5 to 93067.52576.12736.3-33
10 to 141964.82596.12666.1+70
15 to 192345.83367.93257.5+91
20 to 242806.93728.84109.4+130
25 to 292867.13528.33898.9+103
30 to 342546.32956.93237.4+69
35 to 392426.02746.52996.9+57
40 to 441834.52335.52555.9+72
45 to 492155.32115.02295.3+14
50 to 541974.91613.81944.4-3
55 to 592486.11583.71603.7-88
60 to 642516.21543.61313.0-120
65 to 691974.91874.41323.0-65
70 to 741583.91944.61423.3-16
75 to 791964.81423.31413.2-55
80 to 841223.01303.11473.4+25
85 and over2125.22495.92355.4+23
Total persons4,055100.04,243100.04,354100.0+299

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: 235 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 147 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 141 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 142 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 132 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 131 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 160 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 194 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 229 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 255 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 299 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 323 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 389 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 410 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 325 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 266 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 273 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 302 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 249 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 130 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 142 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 194 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 187 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 154 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 158 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 161 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 211 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 233 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 274 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 295 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 352 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 372 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 336 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 259 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 257 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 280 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 212 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 122 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 196 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 158 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 197 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 251 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 248 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 197 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 215 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 183 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 242 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 254 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 286 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 280 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 234 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 196 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 306 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 278
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: -14 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 17 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 0 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: -52 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: -55 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: -23 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 2 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 32 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 19 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 22 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 25 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 28 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 38 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 38 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: -12 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 7 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 16 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 22 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 37 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 8 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: -54 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 36 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: -10 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: -97 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -90 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -36 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -4 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 50 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 32 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 41 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 66 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 92 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 102 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 63 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -49 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 2
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 Mount Austin was ages 5 to 9, which accounted for 7.5% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 15 to 19, which is expected to increase by 102 and account for 7.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 372 persons.

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