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Wollongong City Council

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2031, the age structure forecasts for Wollongong City Council indicate a 18.0% increase in population under working age, a 23.0% increase in population of retirement age, and a 17.6% increase in population of working age.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Wollongong City Council - Total persons201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 412,9856.214,7515.916,2375.8+3,252
5 to 913,1836.315,4016.217,1766.2+3,993
10 to 1412,2135.815,1376.117,1906.2+4,977
15 to 1913,6156.517,4437.019,3406.9+5,724
20 to 2416,7528.019,7377.921,4477.7+4,695
25 to 2914,5806.916,8756.818,4096.6+3,829
30 to 3413,4396.416,0336.417,5786.3+4,140
35 to 3912,9006.115,9696.417,6486.3+4,748
40 to 4413,7746.516,0786.417,9726.4+4,197
45 to 4913,1976.315,4646.217,5476.3+4,350
50 to 5413,6156.514,9506.017,0156.1+3,400
55 to 5913,0776.214,4655.816,1555.8+3,079
60 to 6411,2935.413,1865.314,8275.3+3,534
65 to 6910,3414.912,2004.913,5534.9+3,213
70 to 748,3224.010,8324.311,9504.3+3,627
75 to 796,7333.28,7683.510,2703.7+3,536
80 to 845,1262.46,7832.78,0892.9+2,964
85 and over5,2062.55,3512.16,3412.3+1,135
Total persons210,351100.0249,422100.0278,744100.0+68,393

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Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 6,341 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 8,089 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 10,270 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 11,950 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 13,553 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 14,827 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 16,155 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 17,015 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 17,547 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 17,972 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 17,648 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 17,578 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 18,409 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 21,447 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 19,340 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 17,190 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 17,176 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 16,237 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031: 5,351 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031: 6,783 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031: 8,768 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031: 10,832 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031: 12,200 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031: 13,186 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031: 14,465 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031: 14,950 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031: 15,464 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031: 16,078 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031: 15,969 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031: 16,033 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031: 16,875 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031: 19,737 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031: 17,443 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031: 15,137 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031: 15,401 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031: 14,751 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 5,206 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 5,126 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 6,733 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 8,322 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 10,341 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 11,293 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 13,077 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 13,615 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 13,197 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 13,774 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 12,900 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 13,439 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 14,580 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 16,752 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 13,615 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 12,213 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 13,183 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 12,985
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Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2031 to 2041: 990 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2031 to 2041: 1,306 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2031 to 2041: 1,502 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2031 to 2041: 1,118 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2031 to 2041: 1,354 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2031 to 2041: 1,641 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2031 to 2041: 1,690 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2031 to 2041: 2,065 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2031 to 2041: 2,083 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2031 to 2041: 1,894 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2031 to 2041: 1,678 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2031 to 2041: 1,546 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2031 to 2041: 1,534 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2031 to 2041: 1,710 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2031 to 2041: 1,897 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2031 to 2041: 2,053 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2031 to 2041: 1,776 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2031 to 2041: 1,486 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2031: 145 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2031: 1,657 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2031: 2,035 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2031: 2,510 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2031: 1,859 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2031: 1,893 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2031: 1,388 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2031: 1,335 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2031: 2,267 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2031: 2,303 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2031: 3,070 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2031: 2,594 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2031: 2,295 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2031: 2,985 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2031: 3,828 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2031: 2,924 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2031: 2,217 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2031: 1,766
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Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Wollongong City Council was ages 20 to 24, which accounted for 8.0% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in ages 15 to 19, which is expected to increase by 3,828 and account for 7.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2031 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 19,737 persons.

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