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Campbelltown City

Five year age groups

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There were 1,666 people over the age of 85 living in Campbelltown City in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.

The Age Structure of Campbelltown 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 Campbelltown 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 Campbelltown 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?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Campbelltown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
0 to 411,6057.46.410,8927.56.8+713
5 to 911,6497.46.410,3257.16.3+1,324
10 to 1410,6046.85.810,7937.46.1-189
15 to 1910,6566.86.011,5807.96.3-924
20 to 2411,4517.37.110,9907.57.0+461
25 to 2911,2177.17.910,8217.47.8+396
30 to 3412,0947.78.19,8596.87.7+2,235
35 to 3910,8956.97.49,6996.67.6+1,196
40 to 4410,2066.57.19,4026.47.3+804
45 to 499,5336.16.710,1066.97.0-573
50 to 5410,0306.46.310,3317.16.5-301
55 to 599,8276.35.89,4246.55.7+403
60 to 648,7225.65.08,1515.65.1+571
65 to 697,3414.74.45,0963.53.8+2,245
70 to 744,7363.03.33,2802.22.9+1,456
75 to 792,9611.92.42,2301.52.3+731
80 to 841,8201.21.81,6241.11.9+196
85 and over1,6661.12.01,3660.91.8+300
Total population157,013100.0100.0145,969100.0100.0+11,044
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Campbelltown City 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, 21.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 11.8% 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 Campbelltown City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.4% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (7.4% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (6.8% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (1.1% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Campbelltown City's population increased by 11,044 people (7.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.47% per year over the period.

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

  • 65 to 69 (+2,245 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+2,235 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+1,456 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+1,324 persons)