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Gunnedah Shire

Five year age groups

There were 267 people over the age of 85 living in the Gunnedah Shire in 2011, with largest age group being 0 to 4 year olds.

The Age Structure of the Gunnedah Shire 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 Gunnedah Shire'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 Gunnedah Shire'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
Gunnedah Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
0 to 48817.36.37406.46.1+141
5 to 98306.96.38877.76.8-57
10 to 148587.16.79868.57.3-128
15 to 198597.16.67676.66.9+92
20 to 246525.45.65334.65.5+119
25 to 296295.25.25024.35.0+127
30 to 346065.05.25945.15.8+12
35 to 396585.46.17206.26.5-62
40 to 447536.26.57866.87.1-33
45 to 498126.76.98697.57.4-57
50 to 548597.17.28157.16.9+44
55 to 598146.76.77066.16.7+108
60 to 647075.96.56655.85.6+42
65 to 696365.35.45785.04.7+58
70 to 745284.44.35124.43.9+16
75 to 794133.43.44083.53.5+5
80 to 843232.72.72832.52.5+40
85 and over2672.22.31981.71.9+69

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, Regional NSW: 2.3% 80 to 84, Regional NSW: 2.7% 75 to 79, Regional NSW: 3.4% 70 to 74, Regional NSW: 4.3% 65 to 69, Regional NSW: 5.4% 60 to 64, Regional NSW: 6.5% 55 to 59, Regional NSW: 6.7% 50 to 54, Regional NSW: 7.2% 45 to 49, Regional NSW: 6.9% 40 to 44, Regional NSW: 6.5% 35 to 39, Regional NSW: 6.1% 30 to 34, Regional NSW: 5.2% 25 to 29, Regional NSW: 5.2% 20 to 24, Regional NSW: 5.6% 15 to 19, Regional NSW: 6.6% 10 to 14, Regional NSW: 6.7% 5 to 9, Regional NSW: 6.3% 0 to 4, Regional NSW: 6.3% 85 and over, Gunnedah Shire: 2.2% 80 to 84, Gunnedah Shire: 2.7% 75 to 79, Gunnedah Shire: 3.4% 70 to 74, Gunnedah Shire: 4.4% 65 to 69, Gunnedah Shire: 5.3% 60 to 64, Gunnedah Shire: 5.9% 55 to 59, Gunnedah Shire: 6.7% 50 to 54, Gunnedah Shire: 7.1% 45 to 49, Gunnedah Shire: 6.7% 40 to 44, Gunnedah Shire: 6.2% 35 to 39, Gunnedah Shire: 5.4% 30 to 34, Gunnedah Shire: 5.0% 25 to 29, Gunnedah Shire: 5.2% 20 to 24, Gunnedah Shire: 5.4% 15 to 19, Gunnedah Shire: 7.1% 10 to 14, Gunnedah Shire: 7.1% 5 to 9, Gunnedah Shire: 6.9% 0 to 4, Gunnedah Shire: 7.3%
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, Gunnedah Shire: +69 80 to 84, Gunnedah Shire: +40 75 to 79, Gunnedah Shire: +5 70 to 74, Gunnedah Shire: +16 65 to 69, Gunnedah Shire: +58 60 to 64, Gunnedah Shire: +42 55 to 59, Gunnedah Shire: +108 50 to 54, Gunnedah Shire: +44 45 to 49, Gunnedah Shire: -57 40 to 44, Gunnedah Shire: -33 35 to 39, Gunnedah Shire: -62 30 to 34, Gunnedah Shire: +12 25 to 29, Gunnedah Shire: +127 20 to 24, Gunnedah Shire: +119 15 to 19, Gunnedah Shire: +92 10 to 14, Gunnedah Shire: -128 5 to 9, Gunnedah Shire: -57 0 to 4, Gunnedah Shire: +141
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 Gunnedah Shire in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 21.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 17.9% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.4% and 18.0% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences between the age structure of the Gunnedah Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (7.3% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (6.9% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (5.9% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (5.4% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Gunnedah Shire's population increased by 536 people (4.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.91% per year over the period.

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

  • 0 to 4 (+141 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (-128 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+127 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+119 persons)

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