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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Service age groups

The age structure of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Central Coast Council area provides insights into the demand for age-based services. Typically Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations around Australia have a younger age structure than the total population, but age structures vary greatly between areas.

To get a more complete picture, Central Coast Council area's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Highest Level of Schooling information.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

Total population

Service age groups
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - Central Coast Council area20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%New South Wales - ATSI %Number%New South Wales - ATSI %2006 to 2011
0 to 41,02711.412.277812.012.4+249
5 to 111,48716.416.31,22218.918.1+265
12 to 171,39915.514.21,09917.014.9+300
18 to 241,16712.912.072111.211.6+446
25 to 341,01411.211.871011.012.6+304
35 to 491,46416.217.61,12817.517.6+336
50 to 597047.88.74486.97.2+256
60 to 642723.03.01151.82.1+157
65 and over5075.64.32383.73.5+269

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Service age groups, 2011
Service age groups, 2011 0 to 4, New South Wales - ATSI: 12.2% 5 to 11, New South Wales - ATSI: 16.3% 12 to 17, New South Wales - ATSI: 14.2% 18 to 24, New South Wales - ATSI: 12.0% 25 to 34, New South Wales - ATSI: 11.8% 35 to 49, New South Wales - ATSI: 17.6% 50 to 59, New South Wales - ATSI: 8.7% 60 to 64, New South Wales - ATSI: 3.0% 65 and over, New South Wales - ATSI: 4.3% 0 to 4, Central Coast Council area - ATSI: 11.4% 5 to 11, Central Coast Council area - ATSI: 16.4% 12 to 17, Central Coast Council area - ATSI: 15.5% 18 to 24, Central Coast Council area - ATSI: 12.9% 25 to 34, Central Coast Council area - ATSI: 11.2% 35 to 49, Central Coast Council area - ATSI: 16.2% 50 to 59, Central Coast Council area - ATSI: 7.8% 60 to 64, Central Coast Council area - ATSI: 3.0% 65 and over, Central Coast Council area - ATSI: 5.6%
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 service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in service age groups, 2006 to 2011 0 to 4, San Remo - Budgewoi District: +249 5 to 11, San Remo - Budgewoi District: +265 12 to 17, San Remo - Budgewoi District: +300 18 to 24, San Remo - Budgewoi District: +446 25 to 34, San Remo - Budgewoi District: +304 35 to 49, San Remo - Budgewoi District: +336 50 to 59, San Remo - Budgewoi District: +256 60 to 64, San Remo - Budgewoi District: +157 65 and over, San Remo - Budgewoi District: +269
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service age groups in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age group (65+ years).

Overall, 43.3% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the Central Coast Council area was aged between 0 and 17, and 5.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 42.6% and 4.3% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI.

The major differences between the age groups of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in San Remo - Budgewoi District and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 12 to 17 years (15.5% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 65 and over years (5.6% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 18 to 24 years (12.9% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 35 to 49 years (16.2% compared to 17.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Central Coast Council area's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population increased by 2,582 people (40.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 6.96% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age groups of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 18 to 24 (+446 people)
  • 35 to 49 (+336 people)
  • 25 to 34 (+304 people)
  • 12 to 17 (+300 people)

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