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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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Yass Valley Council area

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the Yass Valley Council area 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 Council area 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 Council area - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 1,1186.71,2896.51,9197.0+802
5 to 9 1,2287.41,4167.12,0637.6+834
10 to 14 1,2427.51,4267.21,9977.3+756
15 to 19 1,0936.61,2356.21,6296.0+536
20 to 24 8014.89444.81,2184.5+417
25 to 29 7464.58654.41,2764.7+530
30 to 34 8435.11,0305.21,5795.8+736
35 to 39 9775.91,2906.51,9007.0+923
40 to 44 1,3288.01,4387.22,1007.7+771
45 to 49 1,3278.01,4137.11,9587.2+631
50 to 54 1,1827.11,4677.41,8496.8+667
55 to 59 1,1587.01,3736.91,6766.1+518
60 to 64 1,0016.01,2006.01,6015.9+599
65 to 69 9525.71,0815.41,3745.0+423
70 to 74 6563.98454.31,0753.9+419
75 to 79 4112.57143.68863.2+475
80 to 84 2761.74682.46462.4+370
85 and over2891.73681.95682.1+279
Total persons16,628100.019,865100.027,315100.0+10,687

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

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 568 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 646 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 886 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 1,075 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 1,374 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 1,601 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 1,676 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 1,849 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 1,958 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 2,100 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 1,900 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 1,579 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 1,276 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 1,218 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 1,629 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 1,997 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 2,063 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 1,919 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 368 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 468 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 714 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 845 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 1,081 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 1,200 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 1,373 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 1,467 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 1,413 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 1,438 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 1,290 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 1,030 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 865 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 944 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 1,235 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 1,426 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 1,416 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 1,289 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 289 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 276 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 411 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 656 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 952 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 1,001 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 1,158 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 1,182 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 1,327 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 1,328 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 977 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 843 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 746 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 801 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 1,093 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 1,242 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 1,228 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 1,118
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 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: 200 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 177 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 172 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 230 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 293 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 401 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 303 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 382 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 545 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 662 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 610 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 549 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 410 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 274 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 394 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 571 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 646 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 631 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 79 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 192 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 303 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 189 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 129 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 198 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 215 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 286 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 86 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 110 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 314 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 187 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 120 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 143 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 142 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 185 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 188 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 171
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the Yass Valley Council area 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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