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West Ward
Five year age groups

There were 844 people over the age of 85 living in West Ward in 2011, with largest age group being 0 to 4 year olds.

The Age Structure of West 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 West 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 West 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
West Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
0 to 42,9007.27.62,6537.07.5+247
5 to 92,8147.07.22,6537.07.2+161
10 to 142,7126.86.92,7057.17.3+7
15 to 192,7626.97.12,6016.97.1+162
20 to 242,4866.26.82,4656.56.9+20
25 to 292,6136.56.82,3936.36.6+221
30 to 342,5766.46.72,6176.96.9-41
35 to 392,8017.06.82,6487.06.9+153
40 to 442,7366.86.62,4706.57.1+266
45 to 492,5096.36.72,5266.76.9-17
50 to 542,5176.36.52,3386.26.0+179
55 to 592,2915.75.62,3846.35.5-93
60 to 642,2595.64.92,1385.64.2+121
65 to 691,9164.83.71,5534.13.5+363
70 to 741,4003.53.01,1783.13.2+222
75 to 791,0522.62.51,1463.03.2-94
80 to 848712.22.48752.32.5-4
85 and over8442.12.15131.41.6+332

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, West Ward: 2.1% 80 to 84, West Ward: 2.2% 75 to 79, West Ward: 2.6% 70 to 74, West Ward: 3.5% 65 to 69, West Ward: 4.8% 60 to 64, West Ward: 5.6% 55 to 59, West Ward: 5.7% 50 to 54, West Ward: 6.3% 45 to 49, West Ward: 6.3% 40 to 44, West Ward: 6.8% 35 to 39, West Ward: 7.0% 30 to 34, West Ward: 6.4% 25 to 29, West Ward: 6.5% 20 to 24, West Ward: 6.2% 15 to 19, West Ward: 6.9% 10 to 14, West Ward: 6.8% 5 to 9, West Ward: 7.0% 0 to 4, West Ward: 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, West Ward: +332 80 to 84, West Ward: -4 75 to 79, West Ward: -94 70 to 74, West Ward: +222 65 to 69, West Ward: +363 60 to 64, West Ward: +121 55 to 59, West Ward: -93 50 to 54, West Ward: +179 45 to 49, West Ward: -17 40 to 44, West Ward: +266 35 to 39, West Ward: +153 30 to 34, West Ward: -41 25 to 29, West Ward: +221 20 to 24, West Ward: +20 15 to 19, West Ward: +162 10 to 14, West Ward: +7 5 to 9, West Ward: +161 0 to 4, West Ward: +247
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 West 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, 21.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 15.2% 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 West Ward and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (4.8% compared to 3.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (5.6% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (3.5% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (6.2% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, West Ward's population increased by 2,204 people (5.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.14% per year over the period.

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

  • 65 to 69 (+363 persons)
  • 85 and over (+332 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (+266 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+247 persons)