Camden Council area
Service age groups
Camden Council area had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Sydney in 2016.
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 an indicator of Camden Council area's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.
Service age groups divide the population into age categories that reflect typical life-stages. They indicate the level of demand for services that target people at different stages in life and how that demand is changing.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the service 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 (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 28.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 14.9% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 19.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.
The major differences between the age structure of Camden Council area and Greater Sydney were:
- A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (11.1% compared to 8.8%)
- A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (8.4% compared to 6.4%)
- A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (8.6% compared to 6.9%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (5.5% compared to 7.5%)
From 2011 to 2016, Camden Council area's population increased by 21,510 people (37.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 6.64% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+4,428 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+4,087 people)
- Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+2,249 people)
- Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+2,069 people)