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South Ward
Five year age groups

There were 1,012 people over the age of 85 living in South Ward in 2011, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.

The Age Structure of South 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 South 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 South 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
South Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
0 to 42,7556.67.62,6706.87.5+85
5 to 92,6596.47.22,5516.57.2+108
10 to 142,6566.46.92,5736.57.3+83
15 to 192,7356.67.12,6266.77.1+109
20 to 242,6706.46.82,4246.26.9+246
25 to 292,4725.96.82,2475.76.6+225
30 to 342,6636.46.72,6546.86.9+9
35 to 392,9447.16.82,5976.66.9+347
40 to 442,8446.86.62,9647.57.1-120
45 to 493,0217.26.73,0687.86.9-47
50 to 542,9477.16.52,5716.56.0+376
55 to 592,6286.35.62,2695.85.5+359
60 to 642,2405.44.91,6894.34.2+551
65 to 691,6453.93.71,4953.83.5+150
70 to 741,3393.23.01,4313.63.2-92
75 to 791,2653.02.51,5403.93.2-275
80 to 841,2132.92.41,1913.02.5+22
85 and over1,0122.42.17571.91.6+255

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, South Ward: 2.4% 80 to 84, South Ward: 2.9% 75 to 79, South Ward: 3.0% 70 to 74, South Ward: 3.2% 65 to 69, South Ward: 3.9% 60 to 64, South Ward: 5.4% 55 to 59, South Ward: 6.3% 50 to 54, South Ward: 7.1% 45 to 49, South Ward: 7.2% 40 to 44, South Ward: 6.8% 35 to 39, South Ward: 7.1% 30 to 34, South Ward: 6.4% 25 to 29, South Ward: 5.9% 20 to 24, South Ward: 6.4% 15 to 19, South Ward: 6.6% 10 to 14, South Ward: 6.4% 5 to 9, South Ward: 6.4% 0 to 4, South Ward: 6.6%
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, South Ward: +255 80 to 84, South Ward: +22 75 to 79, South Ward: -275 70 to 74, South Ward: -92 65 to 69, South Ward: +150 60 to 64, South Ward: +551 55 to 59, South Ward: +359 50 to 54, South Ward: +376 45 to 49, South Ward: -47 40 to 44, South Ward: -120 35 to 39, South Ward: +347 30 to 34, South Ward: +9 25 to 29, South Ward: +225 20 to 24, South Ward: +246 15 to 19, South Ward: +109 10 to 14, South Ward: +83 5 to 9, South Ward: +108 0 to 4, South Ward: +85
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 South 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 higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 19.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 15.5% 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 South Ward and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (6.3% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (6.6% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.9% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (6.4% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, South Ward's population increased by 2,391 people (6.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.19% 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 (+551 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+376 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+359 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (+347 persons)