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Wagga Wagga (Central)

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Wagga Wagga (Central) indicate a 37.7% increase in population under working age, a 17.8% increase in population of retirement age, and a 12.6% 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
Wagga Wagga (Central) - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 44075.55676.66216.5+214
5 to 92863.94315.04624.8+176
10 to 142413.32883.43553.7+114
15 to 193124.25506.46476.8+335
20 to 2481911.21,02712.01,13411.9+315
25 to 2981511.18319.795510.0+140
30 to 345787.96637.77467.8+168
35 to 394365.95896.96276.6+191
40 to 444065.54585.35235.5+117
45 to 493374.63984.64915.1+154
50 to 544386.03984.64394.6+1
55 to 594886.63454.03934.1-95
60 to 643965.43974.63864.0-10
65 to 693124.24204.93433.6+31
70 to 743164.33554.13693.9+53
75 to 792753.72933.43753.9+100
80 to 842032.82713.23203.4+117
85 and over2783.82913.43643.8+86
Total persons7,343100.08,571100.09,551100.0+2,208

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: 364 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 320 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 375 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 369 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 343 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 386 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 393 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 439 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 491 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 523 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 627 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 746 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 955 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 1,134 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 647 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 355 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 462 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 621 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 291 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 271 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 293 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 355 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 420 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 397 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 345 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 398 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 398 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 458 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 589 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 663 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 831 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 1,027 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 550 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 288 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 431 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 567 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 278 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 203 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 275 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 316 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 312 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 396 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 488 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 438 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 337 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 406 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 436 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 578 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 815 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 819 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 312 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 241 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 286 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 407
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: 74 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 49 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 82 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 14 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: -77 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: -12 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 48 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 41 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 93 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 64 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 37 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 84 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 124 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 107 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 97 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 67 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 32 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 55 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 13 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 68 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 18 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 39 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 108 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -143 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -40 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 61 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 52 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 153 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 85 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 16 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 208 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 238 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 47 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 145 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 160
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 Wagga Wagga (Central) was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 11.2% 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 238 and account for 6.4% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 1,027 persons.

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