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Far North District CouncilPopulation forecast

Far North District Council

Population and age structure

Between 2013 and 2028, the age structure forecasts for Far North District Council indicate a 7.1% decrease in males under working age, a 66.4% increase in males of retirement age, and a 4.4% increase in males 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 Far North District Council 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
Far North District Council - Total males201320282043Change between 2013 and 2043
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 42,3347.82,0776.22,3246.1-11
5 to 92,3207.82,2826.82,5376.7+217
10 to 142,4808.32,2656.72,5006.6+19
15 to 192,1467.22,2806.82,1095.6-37
20 to 241,4504.91,6324.91,6424.3+192
25 to 291,1904.01,4274.31,5104.0+320
30 to 341,1503.91,3594.01,6094.2+458
35 to 391,3464.51,4664.41,7664.6+419
40 to 441,7505.91,6675.02,0125.3+262
45 to 491,9456.51,7905.32,1485.7+202
50 to 542,2207.41,9735.92,2525.9+32
55 to 592,1207.12,1886.52,3236.1+203
60 to 642,1017.02,3987.12,5016.6+400
65 to 691,9406.52,5187.52,6286.9+687
70 to 741,4855.02,2486.72,5906.8+1,106
75 to 799103.11,8465.52,3236.1+1,413
80 to 845811.91,3123.91,8805.0+1,299
85 and over3601.28572.61,3333.5+973
Total persons29,830100.033,585100.037,985100.0+8,155
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id , the population experts, February 2020.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant age structure for males in Far North District Council was ages 10 to 14, which accounted for 8.3% of the total males.

The largest increase in males between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79, which is expected to increase by 935 and account for 5.5% of the total males.

The largest male 5 year age group in 2028 is 65 to 69 years, with a total of 2,518 males.

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