MOUNT Gambier's population could show an estimated 70pc increase in the number of residents aged 65 and over by 2031, according to a report received by Mount Gambier City Council.
The Economic Score Card for the City of Mount Gambier report analysed data from sources including Planning SA and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The population projections for aged people in Mount Gambier compares with a projected 61pc increase in the aged population of South Australia by 2031.
Council chief executive Mark McShane said Mount Gambier's population was growing and the data was a valuable tool to help identify residents' future needs.
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