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ACT peri-urban area

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for ACT peri-urban area indicate a 9.0% increase in population under working age, a 35.8% increase in population of retirement age, and a 3.8% 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
ACT peri-urban area - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41185.01465.75698.7+451
5 to 91526.51676.55879.0+435
10 to 141888.01867.25288.1+339
15 to 192129.01776.93715.7+159
20 to 241255.31345.22624.0+137
25 to 29944.01184.63936.0+299
30 to 341185.01124.34907.5+372
35 to 391175.01475.75408.3+422
40 to 442119.01907.45828.9+371
45 to 491707.31807.04176.4+247
50 to 541747.41997.73705.7+196
55 to 591536.51646.43094.7+156
60 to 641616.91726.73315.1+169
65 to 691647.01505.82493.8+85
70 to 741175.01274.91862.9+69
75 to 79472.01134.41472.3+100
80 to 84140.6672.61001.5+85
85 and over130.6251.0861.3+73
Total persons2,349100.02,573100.06,515100.0+4,166

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: 86 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 100 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 147 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 186 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 249 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 331 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 309 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 370 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 417 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 582 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 540 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 490 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 393 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 262 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 371 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 528 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 587 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 569 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 25 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 67 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 113 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 127 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 150 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 172 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 164 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 199 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 180 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 190 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 147 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 112 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 118 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 134 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 177 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 186 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 167 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 146 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 13 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 14 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 47 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 117 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 164 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 161 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 153 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 174 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 170 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 211 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 117 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 118 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 94 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 125 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 212 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 188 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 152 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 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: 61 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 32 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 34 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 59 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 99 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 159 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 145 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 171 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 238 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 392 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 393 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 378 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 275 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 128 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 194 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 342 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 420 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 423 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 12 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 53 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 66 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 10 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: -14 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 11 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 11 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 25 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 9 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: -21 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 30 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: -6 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 24 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 10 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: -35 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: -3 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 15 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 28
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 ACT peri-urban area was ages 15 to 19, which accounted for 9.0% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79, which is expected to increase by 66 and account for 4.4% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 50 to 54 years, with a total of 199 persons.

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