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Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Cambridge indicate a 2.0% decrease in population under working age, a 86.2% increase in population of retirement age, and a 11.7% 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 the City of Wyndham 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
Cambridge - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45166.55417.04626.3-54
5 to 95907.55757.55036.9-87
10 to 145867.45427.15137.0-73
15 to 196438.15567.25147.0-129
20 to 246207.94806.24486.1-172
25 to 295206.64275.53785.2-142
30 to 345366.84596.04075.6-129
35 to 394896.24606.04105.6-79
40 to 445186.64575.94105.6-108
45 to 496087.74626.04245.8-184
50 to 546788.65206.84546.2-224
55 to 596087.75857.64686.4-140
60 to 644145.25717.44325.9+18
65 to 692483.14596.04125.6+164
70 to 741101.42753.63795.2+269
75 to 79620.81512.03294.5+267
80 to 84620.8801.02403.3+178
85 and over831.1871.11492.0+66
Total persons7,891100.07,687100.07,331100.0-560

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2018.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 149 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 240 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 329 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 379 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 412 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 432 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 468 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 454 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 424 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 410 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 410 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 407 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 378 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 448 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 514 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 513 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 503 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 462 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 87 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 80 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 151 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 275 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 459 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 571 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 585 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 520 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 462 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 457 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 460 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 459 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 427 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 480 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 556 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 542 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 575 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 541 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 83 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 62 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 62 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 110 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 248 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 414 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 608 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 678 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 608 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 518 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 489 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 536 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 520 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 620 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 643 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 586 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 590 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 516
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2018.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2041: 63 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2041: 160 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2041: 178 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2041: 104 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2041: -47 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2041: -139 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2041: -117 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2041: -66 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2041: -39 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2041: -47 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2041: -50 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2041: -52 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2041: -48 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2041: -32 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2041: -42 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2041: -29 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2041: -73 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2041: -79 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 4 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 18 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 89 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 165 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 211 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 157 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -23 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -158 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: -146 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: -61 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: -29 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: -77 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: -93 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: -140 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: -87 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -44 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -15 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 25
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Cambridge was ages 50 to 54, which accounted for 8.6% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 65 to 69, which is expected to increase by 211 and account for 6.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 55 to 59 years, with a total of 585 persons.

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