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Yass ValleyPopulation forecast

Yass & District

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Yass & District indicate a 20.8% increase in population under working age, a 25.7% increase in population of retirement age, and a 19.8% 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 Yass & District 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 & District - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45387.26397.07216.8+183
5 to 95657.56647.37396.9+175
10 to 144916.56236.87156.7+224
15 to 194315.75526.16386.0+208
20 to 243965.34595.05485.2+152
25 to 294015.34424.95224.9+122
30 to 344345.85105.65845.5+151
35 to 394385.85886.56686.3+230
40 to 445216.96176.87096.7+188
45 to 495166.95776.36976.5+181
50 to 544866.55876.56826.4+196
55 to 594846.55666.26406.0+156
60 to 644225.65275.86235.9+201
65 to 694355.84815.35655.3+130
70 to 743084.13854.24794.5+171
75 to 792243.03513.94133.9+189
80 to 841982.62622.93403.2+142
85 and over2223.02652.93613.4+139
Total persons7,508100.09,093100.010,645100.0+3,137
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 & District was ages 5 to 9, which accounted for 7.5% 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 151 and account for 6.5% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 664 persons.

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