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Central Ward

Five year age groups

There were 1,194 people over the age of 85 living in Central Ward in 2011, with largest age group being 40 to 44 year olds.

The Age Structure of Central 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 Central 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 Central 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
Central Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
0 to 42,6386.86.02,5256.86.4+112
5 to 92,8137.27.02,5356.96.5+277
10 to 142,6866.96.52,4346.66.6+252
15 to 192,4456.36.32,3346.36.5+112
20 to 241,9835.15.31,8034.94.8+180
25 to 291,4783.83.71,5414.23.8-62
30 to 341,8114.74.12,2546.15.2-443
35 to 392,7897.26.52,9418.07.4-151
40 to 443,4668.98.33,1748.68.1+292
45 to 493,3048.58.12,9488.08.2+357
50 to 542,9217.57.72,5757.07.3+346
55 to 592,3866.16.52,4166.56.8-30
60 to 642,1865.66.21,7904.85.3+396
65 to 691,7474.54.91,1943.23.8+553
70 to 741,1372.93.51,1143.03.2+22
75 to 799562.52.91,1993.23.5-243
80 to 841,0022.62.91,1113.03.4-109
85 and over1,1943.13.61,0472.83.2+147

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, City of Bayside: 3.6% 80 to 84, City of Bayside: 2.9% 75 to 79, City of Bayside: 2.9% 70 to 74, City of Bayside: 3.5% 65 to 69, City of Bayside: 4.9% 60 to 64, City of Bayside: 6.2% 55 to 59, City of Bayside: 6.5% 50 to 54, City of Bayside: 7.7% 45 to 49, City of Bayside: 8.1% 40 to 44, City of Bayside: 8.3% 35 to 39, City of Bayside: 6.5% 30 to 34, City of Bayside: 4.1% 25 to 29, City of Bayside: 3.7% 20 to 24, City of Bayside: 5.3% 15 to 19, City of Bayside: 6.3% 10 to 14, City of Bayside: 6.5% 5 to 9, City of Bayside: 7.0% 0 to 4, City of Bayside: 6.0% 85 and over, Central Ward: 3.1% 80 to 84, Central Ward: 2.6% 75 to 79, Central Ward: 2.5% 70 to 74, Central Ward: 2.9% 65 to 69, Central Ward: 4.5% 60 to 64, Central Ward: 5.6% 55 to 59, Central Ward: 6.1% 50 to 54, Central Ward: 7.5% 45 to 49, Central Ward: 8.5% 40 to 44, Central Ward: 8.9% 35 to 39, Central Ward: 7.2% 30 to 34, Central Ward: 4.7% 25 to 29, Central Ward: 3.8% 20 to 24, Central Ward: 5.1% 15 to 19, Central Ward: 6.3% 10 to 14, Central Ward: 6.9% 5 to 9, Central Ward: 7.2% 0 to 4, Central Ward: 6.8%
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, Central Ward: +147 80 to 84, Central Ward: -109 75 to 79, Central Ward: -243 70 to 74, Central Ward: +22 65 to 69, Central Ward: +553 60 to 64, Central Ward: +396 55 to 59, Central Ward: -30 50 to 54, Central Ward: +346 45 to 49, Central Ward: +357 40 to 44, Central Ward: +292 35 to 39, Central Ward: -151 30 to 34, Central Ward: -443 25 to 29, Central Ward: -62 20 to 24, Central Ward: +180 15 to 19, Central Ward: +112 10 to 14, Central Ward: +252 5 to 9, Central Ward: +277 0 to 4, Central Ward: +112
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 Central Ward in 2011 compared to City of Bayside 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, 20.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 15.5% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.6% and 17.7% respectively for City of Bayside.

The major differences between the age structure of Central Ward and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (6.8% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (7.2% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (8.9% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (2.9% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Central Ward's population increased by 2,008 people (5.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.06% 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 (+553 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (-443 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+396 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (+357 persons)