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City of Charles Sturt

Five year age groups

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There were 3,637 people over the age of 85 living in the City of Charles Sturt in 2016, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.

The Age Structure of the City of Charles Sturt provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the City of Charles Sturt'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 the City of Charles Sturt'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 Charles Sturt - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
0 to 45,9855.45.95,6925.46.0+293
5 to 95,7925.26.05,2975.05.7+495
10 to 145,5595.05.65,6445.46.0-85
15 to 196,2795.66.16,2385.96.6+41
20 to 247,5376.76.96,9696.67.1+568
25 to 297,8637.06.86,9606.67.0+903
30 to 347,8017.07.06,6976.46.4+1,104
35 to 396,9636.26.46,9806.66.7-17
40 to 447,1946.46.57,7027.37.1-508
45 to 497,9787.16.87,4037.17.1+575
50 to 547,6936.96.67,4527.16.9+241
55 to 597,4336.76.46,3926.16.2+1,041
60 to 646,4725.85.76,2075.95.8+265
65 to 696,0755.45.34,7644.54.4+1,311
70 to 744,5534.14.04,1944.03.4+359
75 to 793,8683.53.03,7143.52.8+154
80 to 843,0882.82.33,3413.22.4-253
85 and over3,6373.32.63,3383.22.4+299
Total population111,770100.0100.0104,984100.0100.0+6,786
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 the City of Charles Sturt in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 15.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 19.0% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.4% and 17.2% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Charles Sturt and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (3.3% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (5.2% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (5.0% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (5.4% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Charles Sturt's population increased by 6,786 people (6.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.26% 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 (+1,311 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+1,104 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+1,041 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+903 persons)