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City of Canterbury BankstownCommunity profile

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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Five year age groups

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There were 7,487 people over the age of 85 living in City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.

The Age Structure of City of Canterbury Bankstown provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of City of Canterbury Bankstown'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 City of Canterbury Bankstown'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
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
0 to 424,9767.26.424,2427.66.8+734
5 to 924,1827.06.421,9266.96.3+2,256
10 to 1421,8836.35.820,8466.56.1+1,037
15 to 1921,8656.36.021,0406.66.3+825
20 to 2424,4947.17.121,6806.87.0+2,814
25 to 2926,4887.67.923,6407.47.8+2,848
30 to 3426,5677.78.122,9927.27.7+3,575
35 to 3923,9956.97.422,6057.17.6+1,390
40 to 4422,8596.67.122,0696.97.3+790
45 to 4922,0216.46.721,7746.87.0+247
50 to 5421,7866.36.320,5616.46.5+1,225
55 to 5920,1105.85.817,5455.55.7+2,565
60 to 6416,8284.95.015,3424.85.1+1,486
65 to 6914,0874.14.411,8383.73.8+2,249
70 to 7410,8103.13.39,9343.12.9+876
75 to 798,8812.62.48,4472.62.3+434
80 to 846,9862.01.87,1802.21.9-194
85 and over7,4872.22.06,1461.91.8+1,341
Total population346,305100.0100.0319,807100.0100.0+26,498
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 City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 20.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 13.9% 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (7.2% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.0% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Canterbury Bankstown's population increased by 26,498 people (8.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.6% 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 (+3,575 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+2,848 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+2,814 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+2,565 persons)

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