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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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West Wollongong

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for West Wollongong indicate a 2.0% decrease in population under working age, a 10.7% increase in population of retirement age, and a 1.0% decrease 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 Wollongong 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
West Wollongong - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 3436.73216.23106.0-33
5 to 9 3316.43396.63196.2-11
10 to 14 3276.43216.23055.9-22
15 to 19 2394.73336.53296.4+90
20 to 24 55010.74488.74358.4-115
25 to 29 4498.73907.64037.8-46
30 to 34 4027.83967.73647.1-38
35 to 39 3957.73426.63226.2-73
40 to 44 3316.43196.23106.0-21
45 to 49 3096.03326.43045.9-5
50 to 54 2825.53086.02955.7+14
55 to 59 2855.52865.52955.7+10
60 to 64 2044.02565.02695.2+65
65 to 69 1983.92384.62384.6+40
70 to 74 1072.11803.52174.2+110
75 to 79 1282.51563.01873.6+59
80 to 84 1472.9851.61302.5-17
85 and over1132.21082.11192.3+6
Total persons5,137100.05,157100.05,151100.0+14

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 119 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 130 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 187 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 217 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 238 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 269 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 295 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 295 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 304 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 310 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 322 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 364 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 403 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 435 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 329 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 305 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 319 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 310 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 108 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 85 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 156 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 180 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 238 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 256 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 286 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 308 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 332 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 319 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 342 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 396 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 390 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 448 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 333 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 321 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 339 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 321 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 113 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 147 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 128 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 107 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 198 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 204 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 285 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 282 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 309 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 331 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 395 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 402 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 449 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 550 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 239 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 327 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 331 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 343
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 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: 11 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 45 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 31 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 38 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 0 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 13 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 9 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: -13 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: -28 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: -9 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: -21 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: -32 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 13 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: -13 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: -4 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: -16 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: -20 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: -12 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: -5 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: -62 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 28 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 73 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 40 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 52 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 26 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 23 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: -12 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: -52 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: -6 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -59 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -102 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 94 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -6 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 8 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: -21
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in West Wollongong was ages 20 to 24 , which accounted for 10.7% 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 94 and account for 6.5% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 20 to 24 years, with a total of 448 persons.

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