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Developing East Arnhem Limited area

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Service age groups

The age structure of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Developing East Arnhem Limited 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, Developing East Arnhem Limited 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 - Developing East Arnhem Limited area20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Northern Territory - ATSI %Number%Northern Territory - ATSI %2011 to 2016
0 to 47488.99.67729.310.3-24
5 to 111,15013.614.31,41117.015.5-261
12 to 171,25914.912.21,00212.111.9+257
18 to 241,12113.313.01,08713.112.5+34
25 to 341,47517.516.51,44617.415.8+29
35 to 491,57818.719.31,54518.618.7+33
50 to 596697.98.66037.37.9+66
60 to 642082.52.71531.82.6+55
65 and over2252.73.82903.54.8-65

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Service age groups, 2016
Service age groups, 2016 0 to 4, Northern Territory - ATSI: 9.6% 5 to 11, Northern Territory - ATSI: 14.3% 12 to 17, Northern Territory - ATSI: 12.2% 18 to 24, Northern Territory - ATSI: 13.0% 25 to 34, Northern Territory - ATSI: 16.5% 35 to 49, Northern Territory - ATSI: 19.3% 50 to 59, Northern Territory - ATSI: 8.6% 60 to 64, Northern Territory - ATSI: 2.7% 65 and over, Northern Territory - ATSI: 3.8% 0 to 4, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 8.9% 5 to 11, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 13.6% 12 to 17, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 14.9% 18 to 24, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 13.3% 25 to 34, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 17.5% 35 to 49, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 18.7% 50 to 59, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 7.9% 60 to 64, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 2.5% 65 and over, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 2.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in service age groups, 2011 to 2016 0 to 4, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -24 5 to 11, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -261 12 to 17, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +257 18 to 24, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +34 25 to 34, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +29 35 to 49, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +33 50 to 59, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +66 60 to 64, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +55 65 and over, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -65
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Developing East Arnhem Limited area in 2016 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Northern Territory - ATSI shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age group (65+ years).

Overall, 37.4% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Developing East Arnhem Limited area was aged between 0 and 17, and 2.7% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 36.1% and 3.8% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Northern Territory - ATSI.

The major differences between the age groups of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Developing East Arnhem Limited area and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Northern Territory - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 12 to 17 years (14.9% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 25 to 34 years (17.5% compared to 16.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 65 and over years (2.7% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Developing East Arnhem Limited area's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population increased by 124 people (1.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.3% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age groups of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 5 to 11 (-261 people)
  • 12 to 17 (+257 people)
  • 50 to 59 (+66 people)
  • 65 and over (-65 people)

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