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Camden Council area

Five year age groups

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There were 980 people over the age of 85 living in Camden Council area in 2016, with largest age group being 0 to 4 year olds.

The Age Structure of Camden Council area provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Camden Council area'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 Camden Council area'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?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Camden Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
0 to 46,5528.46.44,5778.16.8+1,975
5 to 96,3218.16.44,6638.26.3+1,658
10 to 145,8307.55.84,5218.06.1+1,309
15 to 195,3576.86.04,2357.56.3+1,122
20 to 244,8466.27.13,5186.27.0+1,328
25 to 295,6937.37.93,5986.37.8+2,095
30 to 346,2067.98.13,8776.87.7+2,329
35 to 395,8487.57.44,7618.47.6+1,087
40 to 446,1107.87.14,3917.77.3+1,719
45 to 495,2406.76.73,9617.07.0+1,279
50 to 544,6015.96.33,5106.26.5+1,091
55 to 593,9615.15.82,9815.35.7+980
60 to 643,4154.45.02,6184.65.1+797
65 to 692,9703.84.41,7643.13.8+1,206
70 to 742,0142.63.31,3242.32.9+690
75 to 791,3561.72.49431.72.3+413
80 to 849361.21.87101.31.9+226
85 and over9801.32.07681.41.8+212
Total population78,236100.0100.056,720100.0100.0+21,516
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Camden Council area in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 23.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 10.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.7% and 13.9% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the age structure of Camden Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (8.4% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (8.1% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (7.5% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (6.8% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Camden Council area's population increased by 21,516 people (37.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 6.64% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 30 to 34 (+2,329 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+2,095 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+1,975 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (+1,719 persons)