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Five year age groups

There were 5,139 people over the age of 85 living in Gosford City in 2011, with largest age group being Total population year olds.

The Age Structure of Gosford City provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Gosford City'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 Gosford City'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
Gosford City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
0 to 49,8186.06.89,3695.96.6+449
5 to 99,9626.16.310,3796.66.5-417
10 to 1410,5946.56.111,3127.26.5-718
15 to 1910,6736.66.311,0067.06.6-333
20 to 248,9455.57.08,3545.37.2+591
25 to 298,0425.07.87,4304.77.4+612
30 to 348,3875.27.79,0435.77.9-656
35 to 3910,1586.37.610,2736.57.7-115
40 to 4410,9096.77.311,5047.37.6-595
45 to 4911,4747.17.011,8657.57.2-391
50 to 5411,6997.26.510,6926.86.3+1,007
55 to 5910,4896.55.79,9566.35.8+533
60 to 6410,1246.25.18,2465.24.4+1,878
65 to 698,4545.23.86,8634.33.4+1,591
70 to 746,7314.12.96,3054.02.8+426
75 to 795,6833.52.36,3314.02.5-648
80 to 845,1593.21.95,1763.32.0-17
85 and over5,1393.21.84,0532.61.6+1,086

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, Gosford City: 3.2% 80 to 84, Gosford City: 3.2% 75 to 79, Gosford City: 3.5% 70 to 74, Gosford City: 4.1% 65 to 69, Gosford City: 5.2% 60 to 64, Gosford City: 6.2% 55 to 59, Gosford City: 6.5% 50 to 54, Gosford City: 7.2% 45 to 49, Gosford City: 7.1% 40 to 44, Gosford City: 6.7% 35 to 39, Gosford City: 6.3% 30 to 34, Gosford City: 5.2% 25 to 29, Gosford City: 5.0% 20 to 24, Gosford City: 5.5% 15 to 19, Gosford City: 6.6% 10 to 14, Gosford City: 6.5% 5 to 9, Gosford City: 6.1% 0 to 4, Gosford City: 6.0%
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, Gosford City: +1,086 80 to 84, Gosford City: -17 75 to 79, Gosford City: -648 70 to 74, Gosford City: +426 65 to 69, Gosford City: +1,591 60 to 64, Gosford City: +1,878 55 to 59, Gosford City: +533 50 to 54, Gosford City: +1,007 45 to 49, Gosford City: -391 40 to 44, Gosford City: -595 35 to 39, Gosford City: -115 30 to 34, Gosford City: -656 25 to 29, Gosford City: +612 20 to 24, Gosford City: +591 15 to 19, Gosford City: -333 10 to 14, Gosford City: -718 5 to 9, Gosford City: -417 0 to 4, Gosford City: +449
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 Gosford City in 2011 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, 18.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 19.2% 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 Gosford City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.0% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.2% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (5.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (6.3% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Gosford City's population increased by 4,283 people (2.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.54% 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 (+1,878 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+1,591 persons)
  • 85 and over (+1,086 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+1,007 persons)

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