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There were 1,194 people over the age of 85 living in North Ward in 2011, with largest age group being 15 to 19 year olds.

The Age Structure of North 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 North 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 North 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
North Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
0 to 43,1686.97.63,0947.27.5+74
5 to 93,2077.07.23,2617.67.2-54
10 to 143,3157.26.93,3127.77.3+3
15 to 193,4977.67.13,1037.27.1+395
20 to 243,2847.26.82,8706.76.9+414
25 to 292,8756.36.82,5375.96.6+338
30 to 342,7546.06.72,7666.46.9-11
35 to 392,8656.36.82,8916.76.9-26
40 to 443,0046.66.63,1437.37.1-139
45 to 493,2477.16.72,9796.96.9+268
50 to 543,1586.96.52,6736.26.0+486
55 to 592,7155.95.62,4435.75.5+272
60 to 642,2424.94.91,6313.84.2+611
65 to 691,5623.43.71,3703.23.5+192
70 to 741,2662.83.01,5033.53.2-237
75 to 791,2312.72.51,5733.63.2-342
80 to 841,2022.62.41,2582.92.5-55
85 and over1,1942.62.17381.71.6+456

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, North Ward: 2.6% 80 to 84, North Ward: 2.6% 75 to 79, North Ward: 2.7% 70 to 74, North Ward: 2.8% 65 to 69, North Ward: 3.4% 60 to 64, North Ward: 4.9% 55 to 59, North Ward: 5.9% 50 to 54, North Ward: 6.9% 45 to 49, North Ward: 7.1% 40 to 44, North Ward: 6.6% 35 to 39, North Ward: 6.3% 30 to 34, North Ward: 6.0% 25 to 29, North Ward: 6.3% 20 to 24, North Ward: 7.2% 15 to 19, North Ward: 7.6% 10 to 14, North Ward: 7.2% 5 to 9, North Ward: 7.0% 0 to 4, North Ward: 6.9%
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, North Ward: +456 80 to 84, North Ward: -55 75 to 79, North Ward: -342 70 to 74, North Ward: -237 65 to 69, North Ward: +192 60 to 64, North Ward: +611 55 to 59, North Ward: +272 50 to 54, North Ward: +486 45 to 49, North Ward: +268 40 to 44, North Ward: -139 35 to 39, North Ward: -26 30 to 34, North Ward: -11 25 to 29, North Ward: +338 20 to 24, North Ward: +414 15 to 19, North Ward: +395 10 to 14, North Ward: +3 5 to 9, North Ward: -54 0 to 4, North Ward: +74
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 North Ward in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 21.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 14.1% 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 North Ward and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (7.6% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (6.0% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (6.9% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (6.3% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, North Ward's population increased by 2,642 people (6.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.2% per year over the period.

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

  • 60 to 64 (+611 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+486 persons)
  • 85 and over (+456 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+414 persons)