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Greater Western Sydney Region

Five year age groups

There were 24,977 people over the age of 85 living in the Greater Western Sydney Region in 2011, with largest age group being 0 to 4 year olds.

The Age Structure of the Greater Western Sydney Region 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 Greater Western Sydney Region'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 Greater Western Sydney Region'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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Greater Western Sydney Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
0 to 4144,4107.56.8132,8307.46.6+11,580
5 to 9136,6857.16.3134,8987.56.5+1,787
10 to 14136,1297.16.1136,2487.66.5-119
15 to 19137,5427.16.3133,3207.56.6+4,222
20 to 24135,0197.07.0130,3177.37.2+4,702
25 to 29141,1177.37.8124,0056.97.4+17,112
30 to 34138,8817.27.7132,9667.47.9+5,915
35 to 39140,3777.37.6133,0157.47.7+7,362
40 to 44135,9027.17.3133,9747.57.6+1,928
45 to 49133,5176.97.0129,1047.27.2+4,413
50 to 54127,5036.66.5114,6396.46.3+12,864
55 to 59110,8985.85.7102,7345.75.8+8,164
60 to 6496,8515.05.173,5344.14.4+23,317
65 to 6968,3063.63.854,2743.03.4+14,032
70 to 7449,9662.62.942,6442.42.8+7,322
75 to 7937,0831.92.335,8122.02.5+1,271
80 to 8428,5351.51.925,9521.52.0+2,583
85 and over24,9771.31.818,6901.01.6+6,287

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

Age structure - five year age groups, 2011
Age structure - five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, Greater Sydney: 1.8% 80 to 84, Greater Sydney: 1.9% 75 to 79, Greater Sydney: 2.3% 70 to 74, Greater Sydney: 2.9% 65 to 69, Greater Sydney: 3.8% 60 to 64, Greater Sydney: 5.1% 55 to 59, Greater Sydney: 5.7% 50 to 54, Greater Sydney: 6.5% 45 to 49, Greater Sydney: 7.0% 40 to 44, Greater Sydney: 7.3% 35 to 39, Greater Sydney: 7.6% 30 to 34, Greater Sydney: 7.7% 25 to 29, Greater Sydney: 7.8% 20 to 24, Greater Sydney: 7.0% 15 to 19, Greater Sydney: 6.3% 10 to 14, Greater Sydney: 6.1% 5 to 9, Greater Sydney: 6.3% 0 to 4, Greater Sydney: 6.8% 85 and over, Greater Western Sydney Region: 1.3% 80 to 84, Greater Western Sydney Region: 1.5% 75 to 79, Greater Western Sydney Region: 1.9% 70 to 74, Greater Western Sydney Region: 2.6% 65 to 69, Greater Western Sydney Region: 3.6% 60 to 64, Greater Western Sydney Region: 5.0% 55 to 59, Greater Western Sydney Region: 5.8% 50 to 54, Greater Western Sydney Region: 6.6% 45 to 49, Greater Western Sydney Region: 6.9% 40 to 44, Greater Western Sydney Region: 7.1% 35 to 39, Greater Western Sydney Region: 7.3% 30 to 34, Greater Western Sydney Region: 7.2% 25 to 29, Greater Western Sydney Region: 7.3% 20 to 24, Greater Western Sydney Region: 7.0% 15 to 19, Greater Western Sydney Region: 7.1% 10 to 14, Greater Western Sydney Region: 7.1% 5 to 9, Greater Western Sydney Region: 7.1% 0 to 4, Greater Western Sydney Region: 7.5%
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 age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, Greater Western Sydney Region: +6,287 80 to 84, Greater Western Sydney Region: +2,583 75 to 79, Greater Western Sydney Region: +1,271 70 to 74, Greater Western Sydney Region: +7,322 65 to 69, Greater Western Sydney Region: +14,032 60 to 64, Greater Western Sydney Region: +23,317 55 to 59, Greater Western Sydney Region: +8,164 50 to 54, Greater Western Sydney Region: +12,864 45 to 49, Greater Western Sydney Region: +4,413 40 to 44, Greater Western Sydney Region: +1,928 35 to 39, Greater Western Sydney Region: +7,362 30 to 34, Greater Western Sydney Region: +5,915 25 to 29, Greater Western Sydney Region: +17,112 20 to 24, Greater Western Sydney Region: +4,702 15 to 19, Greater Western Sydney Region: +4,222 10 to 14, Greater Western Sydney Region: -119 5 to 9, Greater Western Sydney Region: +1,787 0 to 4, Greater Western Sydney Region: +11,580
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 five year age groups of the Greater Western Sydney Region in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 21.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 10.9% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.2% and 12.8% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the age structure of the Greater Western Sydney Region and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (7.1% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (7.1% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.1% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (7.5% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Greater Western Sydney Region's population increased by 134,742 people (7.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.46% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 60 to 64 (+23,317 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+17,112 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+14,032 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+12,864 persons)

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