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Five year age groups

There were 487 people over the age of 85 living in Broken Hill City in 2011, with largest age group being 50 to 54 year olds.

The Age Structure of Broken Hill City provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Broken Hill City'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 Broken Hill City'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
Broken Hill City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
0 to 41,0655.86.31,1886.16.1-123
5 to 91,1136.06.31,2416.46.8-128
10 to 141,1566.26.71,3717.17.3-215
15 to 191,1496.26.61,2256.36.9-76
20 to 241,0325.65.69524.95.5+80
25 to 291,0175.55.28804.55.0+137
30 to 348734.75.21,0515.45.8-178
35 to 391,0055.46.11,1485.96.5-143
40 to 441,1266.16.51,3216.87.1-195
45 to 491,2776.96.91,5317.97.4-254
50 to 541,4487.87.21,3807.16.9+68
55 to 591,3017.06.71,3577.06.7-56
60 to 641,2907.06.51,0395.45.6+251
65 to 699855.35.49344.84.7+51
70 to 748154.44.39094.73.9-94
75 to 797283.93.48974.63.5-169
80 to 846503.52.74972.62.5+153
85 and over4872.62.34422.31.9+45

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, Regional NSW: 2.3% 80 to 84, Regional NSW: 2.7% 75 to 79, Regional NSW: 3.4% 70 to 74, Regional NSW: 4.3% 65 to 69, Regional NSW: 5.4% 60 to 64, Regional NSW: 6.5% 55 to 59, Regional NSW: 6.7% 50 to 54, Regional NSW: 7.2% 45 to 49, Regional NSW: 6.9% 40 to 44, Regional NSW: 6.5% 35 to 39, Regional NSW: 6.1% 30 to 34, Regional NSW: 5.2% 25 to 29, Regional NSW: 5.2% 20 to 24, Regional NSW: 5.6% 15 to 19, Regional NSW: 6.6% 10 to 14, Regional NSW: 6.7% 5 to 9, Regional NSW: 6.3% 0 to 4, Regional NSW: 6.3% 85 and over, Broken Hill City: 2.6% 80 to 84, Broken Hill City: 3.5% 75 to 79, Broken Hill City: 3.9% 70 to 74, Broken Hill City: 4.4% 65 to 69, Broken Hill City: 5.3% 60 to 64, Broken Hill City: 7.0% 55 to 59, Broken Hill City: 7.0% 50 to 54, Broken Hill City: 7.8% 45 to 49, Broken Hill City: 6.9% 40 to 44, Broken Hill City: 6.1% 35 to 39, Broken Hill City: 5.4% 30 to 34, Broken Hill City: 4.7% 25 to 29, Broken Hill City: 5.5% 20 to 24, Broken Hill City: 5.6% 15 to 19, Broken Hill City: 6.2% 10 to 14, Broken Hill City: 6.2% 5 to 9, Broken Hill City: 6.0% 0 to 4, Broken Hill City: 5.8%
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, Broken Hill City: +45 80 to 84, Broken Hill City: +153 75 to 79, Broken Hill City: -169 70 to 74, Broken Hill City: -94 65 to 69, Broken Hill City: +51 60 to 64, Broken Hill City: +251 55 to 59, Broken Hill City: -56 50 to 54, Broken Hill City: +68 45 to 49, Broken Hill City: -254 40 to 44, Broken Hill City: -195 35 to 39, Broken Hill City: -143 30 to 34, Broken Hill City: -178 25 to 29, Broken Hill City: +137 20 to 24, Broken Hill City: +80 15 to 19, Broken Hill City: -76 10 to 14, Broken Hill City: -215 5 to 9, Broken Hill City: -128 0 to 4, Broken Hill City: -123
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 Broken Hill City in 2011 compared to Regional NSW 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, 18.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 19.8% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.4% and 18.0% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences between the age structure of Broken Hill City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (3.5% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (7.8% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (5.4% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (5.8% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Broken Hill City's population decreased by 846 people (4.4%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.89% per year over the period.

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

  • 45 to 49 (-254 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+251 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (-215 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (-195 persons)

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