West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson
Five year age groups
There were 385 people over the age of 85 living in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson in 2016, with largest age group being 65 to 69 year olds.
The Age Structure of West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson 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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the five year age groups of West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson in 2016 compared to City of Charles Sturt 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, 12.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 29.5% 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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson and City of Charles Sturt were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (10.0% compared to 5.4%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (7.1% compared to 4.1%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (8.7% compared to 5.8%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.3% compared to 7.0%)
From 2011 to 2016, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson's population increased by 281 people (2.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.57% 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 (+293 persons)
- 70 to 74 (+238 persons)
- 60 to 64 (-112 persons)
- 50 to 54 (-104 persons)