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Georges River CouncilCommunity profile

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Georges River Council area

Five year age groups

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There were 3,763 people over the age of 85 living in the Georges River Council area in 2016, with largest age group being 25 to 29 year olds.

The Age Structure of the Georges River Council area 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 Georges River Council area'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 Georges River Council area'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
Georges River Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
0 to 48,5565.86.48,2366.16.8+320
5 to 98,2675.66.47,6205.76.3+647
10 to 147,7985.35.87,9785.96.1-180
15 to 198,9006.16.08,0906.06.3+810
20 to 2411,1997.67.19,7977.37.0+1,402
25 to 2912,8248.77.910,6047.97.8+2,220
30 to 3411,6027.98.19,7337.27.7+1,869
35 to 399,7466.67.49,4927.07.6+254
40 to 449,4916.57.19,4287.07.3+63
45 to 499,5066.56.79,8377.37.0-331
50 to 549,7456.66.39,1586.86.5+587
55 to 598,9966.15.87,7395.75.7+1,257
60 to 647,6775.25.06,9615.25.1+716
65 to 696,5874.54.45,3294.03.8+1,258
70 to 744,9893.43.34,3733.22.9+616
75 to 793,9902.72.43,8002.82.3+190
80 to 843,1872.21.83,1142.31.9+73
85 and over3,7632.62.03,3712.51.8+392
Total population146,823100.0100.0134,660100.0100.0+12,163
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of the Georges River Council area in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 16.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 15.3% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.7% and 13.9% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the age structure of the Georges River Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (8.7% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (5.6% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (6.6% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (5.8% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Georges River Council area's population increased by 12,163 people (9.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.74% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 29 (+2,220 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+1,869 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+1,402 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+1,258 persons)