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Shire of Ashburton

Five year age groups

There were 4 people over the age of 85 living in the Shire of Ashburton in 2011, with largest age group being 25 to 29 year olds.

The Age Structure of the Shire of Ashburton provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the Shire of Ashburton's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Five year age groups present a classic age profile of the population. Each age group covers exactly five years, which enables direct comparison between each group.

To get a more complete picture the Shire of Ashburton's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Shire of Ashburton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
0 to 47197.27.266911.07.2+50
5 to 95945.97.067611.17.8-82
10 to 144724.77.13605.97.7+112
15 to 192892.96.02393.96.6+50
20 to 247527.55.83696.15.6+383
25 to 291,29112.96.95859.66.0+706
30 to 341,14511.46.873812.17.1+407
35 to 391,12211.27.467011.07.8+452
40 to 441,08610.97.74727.87.9+614
45 to 498638.67.44817.97.7+382
50 to 547517.57.33575.97.0+394
55 to 595095.16.42414.06.2+268
60 to 642612.65.51222.04.6+139
65 to 69930.93.9570.93.6+36
70 to 74340.32.9230.42.6+11
75 to 79170.22.0100.22.1+7
80 to 8400.01.580.11.4-8
85 and over40.01.230.01.1+1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2011
Age structure - five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, Regional WA: 1.2% 80 to 84, Regional WA: 1.5% 75 to 79, Regional WA: 2.0% 70 to 74, Regional WA: 2.9% 65 to 69, Regional WA: 3.9% 60 to 64, Regional WA: 5.5% 55 to 59, Regional WA: 6.4% 50 to 54, Regional WA: 7.3% 45 to 49, Regional WA: 7.4% 40 to 44, Regional WA: 7.7% 35 to 39, Regional WA: 7.4% 30 to 34, Regional WA: 6.8% 25 to 29, Regional WA: 6.9% 20 to 24, Regional WA: 5.8% 15 to 19, Regional WA: 6.0% 10 to 14, Regional WA: 7.1% 5 to 9, Regional WA: 7.0% 0 to 4, Regional WA: 7.2% 85 and over, Shire of Ashburton: 0.0% 80 to 84, Shire of Ashburton: 0.0% 75 to 79, Shire of Ashburton: 0.2% 70 to 74, Shire of Ashburton: 0.3% 65 to 69, Shire of Ashburton: 0.9% 60 to 64, Shire of Ashburton: 2.6% 55 to 59, Shire of Ashburton: 5.1% 50 to 54, Shire of Ashburton: 7.5% 45 to 49, Shire of Ashburton: 8.6% 40 to 44, Shire of Ashburton: 10.9% 35 to 39, Shire of Ashburton: 11.2% 30 to 34, Shire of Ashburton: 11.4% 25 to 29, Shire of Ashburton: 12.9% 20 to 24, Shire of Ashburton: 7.5% 15 to 19, Shire of Ashburton: 2.9% 10 to 14, Shire of Ashburton: 4.7% 5 to 9, Shire of Ashburton: 5.9% 0 to 4, Shire of Ashburton: 7.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, Shire of Ashburton: +1 80 to 84, Shire of Ashburton: -8 75 to 79, Shire of Ashburton: +7 70 to 74, Shire of Ashburton: +11 65 to 69, Shire of Ashburton: +36 60 to 64, Shire of Ashburton: +139 55 to 59, Shire of Ashburton: +268 50 to 54, Shire of Ashburton: +394 45 to 49, Shire of Ashburton: +382 40 to 44, Shire of Ashburton: +614 35 to 39, Shire of Ashburton: +452 30 to 34, Shire of Ashburton: +407 25 to 29, Shire of Ashburton: +706 20 to 24, Shire of Ashburton: +383 15 to 19, Shire of Ashburton: +50 10 to 14, Shire of Ashburton: +112 5 to 9, Shire of Ashburton: -82 0 to 4, Shire of Ashburton: +50
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of the Shire of Ashburton in 2011 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 17.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 1.5% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 21.3% and 11.5% respectively for Regional WA.

The major differences between the age structure of the Shire of Ashburton and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (12.9% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (11.4% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (11.2% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (10.9% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Shire of Ashburton's population increased by 3,922 people (64.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 10.47% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 25 to 29 (+706 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (+614 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (+452 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+407 persons)

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