A population boom for Goulburn Mulwaree is expected over the next two decades.
However, it's the number of retirees that is expected to increase as compared to other age groups, as per data from the 2019 NSW Population Projections.
According to the ABS data available on Goulburn Mulwaree Council's website, the resident population for 2018 was 30,852.
"The NSW Government has already anticipated this growth, with its vision-led planning providing the guidance to ensure adequate infrastructure, housing and services for people looking to live, work and play here," Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said
It shows strong growth in the number of people over 65 years old living in Goulburn Mulwaree, rising from 5,700 in 2016 to 9,350 in 2041.
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According to 'National Population Plan for Regional Australia' report released by the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) last year, an independent think tank, over 400,000 Australians moved from capital cities to regional destinations between 2011-16.
While the highest number of people moved to coastal regional cities close to the major capitals, people also moved to a diverse range of regional areas including inland regional cities, it states.
Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said population projection data is integral to ensuring the NSW Government delivers well-connected communities supported by the right infrastructure, housing and high-quality public spaces.
The NSW Government has responded to population growth with the highest ever capital works program estimated at $97.3 billion over the next four years.
This record investment includes $10.2 billion for hospitals and health facilities, $7.3 billion for schools and skills infrastructure, $4 billion for justice and emergency services infrastructure, and $57.5 billion for public transport and roads infrastructure across NSW.
- For more information on the 2019 NSW Population Projections, visit: www.planning.nsw.gov.au/populationprojections
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