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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Service age groups

The age structure of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Bankstown City provides insights into the demand for age-based services. Typically Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations around Australia have a younger age structure than the total population, but age structures vary greatly between areas.

To get a more complete picture, Bankstown City's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Highest Level of Schooling information.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Total population

Service age groups
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - Bankstown City20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%New South Wales - ATSI %Number%New South Wales - ATSI %2006 to 2011
0 to 41359.712.211410.112.4+21
5 to 1119013.616.317115.218.1+19
12 to 1719213.714.217115.214.9+21
18 to 2417812.712.013712.211.6+41
25 to 3414510.411.811610.312.6+29
35 to 4929220.917.618916.817.6+103
50 to 5915511.18.712210.97.2+33
60 to 64594.23.0262.32.1+33
65 and over513.74.3786.93.5-27

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

Service age groups, 2011
Service age groups, 2011 0 to 4, New South Wales - ATSI: 12.2% 5 to 11, New South Wales - ATSI: 16.3% 12 to 17, New South Wales - ATSI: 14.2% 18 to 24, New South Wales - ATSI: 12.0% 25 to 34, New South Wales - ATSI: 11.8% 35 to 49, New South Wales - ATSI: 17.6% 50 to 59, New South Wales - ATSI: 8.7% 60 to 64, New South Wales - ATSI: 3.0% 65 and over, New South Wales - ATSI: 4.3% 0 to 4, Bankstown City - ATSI: 9.7% 5 to 11, Bankstown City - ATSI: 13.6% 12 to 17, Bankstown City - ATSI: 13.7% 18 to 24, Bankstown City - ATSI: 12.7% 25 to 34, Bankstown City - ATSI: 10.4% 35 to 49, Bankstown City - ATSI: 20.9% 50 to 59, Bankstown City - ATSI: 11.1% 60 to 64, Bankstown City - ATSI: 4.2% 65 and over, Bankstown City - ATSI: 3.7%
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 service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in service age groups, 2006 to 2011 0 to 4, East Ward: +21 5 to 11, East Ward: +19 12 to 17, East Ward: +21 18 to 24, East Ward: +41 25 to 34, East Ward: +29 35 to 49, East Ward: +103 50 to 59, East Ward: +33 60 to 64, East Ward: +33 65 and over, East Ward: -27
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service age groups in Bankstown City in 2011 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age group (65+ years).

Overall, 37.0% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Bankstown City was aged between 0 and 17, and 3.7% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 42.6% and 4.3% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI.

The major differences between the age groups of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in East Ward and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 35 to 49 years (20.9% compared to 17.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 50 to 59 years (11.1% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 5 to 11 years (13.6% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 0 to 4 years (9.7% compared to 12.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Bankstown City's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population increased by 273 people (24.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.44% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age groups of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 49 (+103 people)
  • 18 to 24 (+41 people)
  • 50 to 59 (+33 people)
  • 60 to 64 (+33 people)