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West Croydon and District

Five year age groups

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There were 272 people over the age of 85 living in West Croydon and District in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.

The Age Structure of West Croydon and District provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of West Croydon and District'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 West Croydon and District'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
West Croydon and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
0 to 45826558865-6
5 to 9602655856517
10 to 144995555065-51
15 to 195245656366-39
20 to 24780877167764
25 to 297367776187-25
30 to 347898767876111
35 to 396457679587-150
40 to 446997681587-116
45 to 49692776737719
50 to 546417771777-75
55 to 596477751056137
60 to 64472564314641
65 to 69377453003577
70 to 743053434234-37
75 to 79334333043430
80 to 842412324933-8
85 and over272332312341
Total population9,8451001009,81610010029
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 West Croydon and District in 2016 compared to City of Charles Sturt 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, 17.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 15.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 15.5% and 19.0% respectively for City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences between the age structure of West Croydon and District and City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (7.9% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (8.0% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (3.8% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (4.8% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, West Croydon and District's population increased by 29 people (0.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.06% per year over the period.

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

  • 35 to 39 (-150 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+137 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (-116 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+111 persons)

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