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There were 846 people over the age of 85 living in East Ward in 2011, with largest age group being 0 to 4 year olds.

The Age Structure of East Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of East Ward'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 East Ward'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
East Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
0 to 44,9829.17.64,4458.97.5+538
5 to 94,4368.17.23,9337.87.2+503
10 to 143,9347.26.93,7617.57.3+173
15 to 193,9417.27.13,7747.57.1+167
20 to 244,0757.46.83,9978.06.9+78
25 to 294,4188.16.83,9737.96.6+445
30 to 344,2857.86.73,6967.46.9+588
35 to 393,8407.06.83,4306.86.9+410
40 to 443,4906.46.63,4196.87.1+71
45 to 493,3986.26.73,2546.56.9+144
50 to 543,1975.86.52,7125.46.0+485
55 to 592,6944.95.62,3534.75.5+341
60 to 642,1904.04.91,7883.64.2+402
65 to 691,6253.03.71,5233.03.5+102
70 to 741,4172.63.01,2402.53.2+176
75 to 791,0922.02.51,1912.43.2-98
80 to 849351.72.49521.92.5-17
85 and over8461.52.16611.31.6+185

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, Bankstown City: 2.1% 80 to 84, Bankstown City: 2.4% 75 to 79, Bankstown City: 2.5% 70 to 74, Bankstown City: 3.0% 65 to 69, Bankstown City: 3.7% 60 to 64, Bankstown City: 4.9% 55 to 59, Bankstown City: 5.6% 50 to 54, Bankstown City: 6.5% 45 to 49, Bankstown City: 6.7% 40 to 44, Bankstown City: 6.6% 35 to 39, Bankstown City: 6.8% 30 to 34, Bankstown City: 6.7% 25 to 29, Bankstown City: 6.8% 20 to 24, Bankstown City: 6.8% 15 to 19, Bankstown City: 7.1% 10 to 14, Bankstown City: 6.9% 5 to 9, Bankstown City: 7.2% 0 to 4, Bankstown City: 7.6% 85 and over, East Ward: 1.5% 80 to 84, East Ward: 1.7% 75 to 79, East Ward: 2.0% 70 to 74, East Ward: 2.6% 65 to 69, East Ward: 3.0% 60 to 64, East Ward: 4.0% 55 to 59, East Ward: 4.9% 50 to 54, East Ward: 5.8% 45 to 49, East Ward: 6.2% 40 to 44, East Ward: 6.4% 35 to 39, East Ward: 7.0% 30 to 34, East Ward: 7.8% 25 to 29, East Ward: 8.1% 20 to 24, East Ward: 7.4% 15 to 19, East Ward: 7.2% 10 to 14, East Ward: 7.2% 5 to 9, East Ward: 8.1% 0 to 4, East Ward: 9.1%
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, East Ward: +185 80 to 84, East Ward: -17 75 to 79, East Ward: -98 70 to 74, East Ward: +176 65 to 69, East Ward: +102 60 to 64, East Ward: +402 55 to 59, East Ward: +341 50 to 54, East Ward: +485 45 to 49, East Ward: +144 40 to 44, East Ward: +71 35 to 39, East Ward: +410 30 to 34, East Ward: +588 25 to 29, East Ward: +445 20 to 24, East Ward: +78 15 to 19, East Ward: +167 10 to 14, East Ward: +173 5 to 9, East Ward: +503 0 to 4, East Ward: +538
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 East Ward in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 24.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 10.8% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 21.7% and 13.7% respectively for Bankstown City.

The major differences between the age structure of East Ward and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (9.1% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (8.1% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (7.8% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (4.0% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, East Ward's population increased by 4,694 people (9.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.81% per year over the period.

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

  • 30 to 34 (+588 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+538 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+503 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+485 persons)