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Yass ValleyPopulation forecast

Yass Valley

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Yass Valley indicate a 15.1% increase in population under working age, a 34.5% increase in population of retirement age, and a 17.2% 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 the Yass Valley 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
Yass Valley - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41,1186.71,2896.51,9197.0+802
5 to 91,2287.41,4167.12,0637.6+834
10 to 141,2427.51,4267.21,9977.3+756
15 to 191,0936.61,2356.21,6296.0+536
20 to 248014.89444.81,2184.5+417
25 to 297464.58654.41,2764.7+530
30 to 348435.11,0305.21,5795.8+736
35 to 399775.91,2906.51,9007.0+923
40 to 441,3288.01,4387.22,1007.7+771
45 to 491,3278.01,4137.11,9587.2+631
50 to 541,1827.11,4677.41,8496.8+667
55 to 591,1587.01,3736.91,6766.1+518
60 to 641,0016.01,2006.01,6015.9+599
65 to 699525.71,0815.41,3745.0+423
70 to 746563.98454.31,0753.9+419
75 to 794112.57143.68863.2+475
80 to 842761.74682.46462.4+370
85 and over2891.73681.95682.1+279
Total persons16,628100.019,865100.027,315100.0+10,687
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Yass Valley was ages 40 to 44, which accounted for 8.0% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39, which is expected to increase by 314 and account for 6.5% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 50 to 54 years, with a total of 1,467 persons.

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