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Macarthur Region

Five year age groups

There were 2,597 people over the age of 85 living in the Macarthur Region in 2011, with largest age group being 15 to 19 year olds.

The Age Structure of the Macarthur 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 Macarthur 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 Macarthur 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
Macarthur Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
0 to 418,6417.66.817,9097.76.6+732
5 to 918,3967.56.318,8218.16.5-425
10 to 1418,7227.66.119,7748.56.5-1,052
15 to 1919,0677.86.319,1918.26.6-124
20 to 2417,1227.07.016,7787.27.2+344
25 to 2916,6056.87.814,8606.47.4+1,745
30 to 3416,2056.67.716,6497.17.9-444
35 to 3917,6837.27.616,8257.27.7+858
40 to 4417,1217.07.317,4397.57.6-318
45 to 4917,2227.07.017,4757.57.2-253
50 to 5417,0336.96.515,8646.86.3+1,169
55 to 5915,1236.15.714,0536.05.8+1,070
60 to 6413,2395.45.19,0193.94.4+4,220
65 to 698,5453.53.86,1332.63.4+2,412
70 to 745,7652.32.94,3791.92.8+1,386
75 to 793,9861.62.33,4661.52.5+520
80 to 842,8761.21.92,5341.12.0+342
85 and over2,5971.11.81,8910.81.6+706

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, Macarthur Region: 1.1% 80 to 84, Macarthur Region: 1.2% 75 to 79, Macarthur Region: 1.6% 70 to 74, Macarthur Region: 2.3% 65 to 69, Macarthur Region: 3.5% 60 to 64, Macarthur Region: 5.4% 55 to 59, Macarthur Region: 6.1% 50 to 54, Macarthur Region: 6.9% 45 to 49, Macarthur Region: 7.0% 40 to 44, Macarthur Region: 7.0% 35 to 39, Macarthur Region: 7.2% 30 to 34, Macarthur Region: 6.6% 25 to 29, Macarthur Region: 6.8% 20 to 24, Macarthur Region: 7.0% 15 to 19, Macarthur Region: 7.8% 10 to 14, Macarthur Region: 7.6% 5 to 9, Macarthur Region: 7.5% 0 to 4, Macarthur Region: 7.6%
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, Macarthur Region: +706 80 to 84, Macarthur Region: +342 75 to 79, Macarthur Region: +520 70 to 74, Macarthur Region: +1,386 65 to 69, Macarthur Region: +2,412 60 to 64, Macarthur Region: +4,220 55 to 59, Macarthur Region: +1,070 50 to 54, Macarthur Region: +1,169 45 to 49, Macarthur Region: -253 40 to 44, Macarthur Region: -318 35 to 39, Macarthur Region: +858 30 to 34, Macarthur Region: -444 25 to 29, Macarthur Region: +1,745 20 to 24, Macarthur Region: +344 15 to 19, Macarthur Region: -124 10 to 14, Macarthur Region: -1,052 5 to 9, Macarthur Region: -425 0 to 4, Macarthur Region: +732
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 Macarthur 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, 22.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 9.7% 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 Macarthur Region and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (7.6% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (7.8% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.5% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (6.6% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Macarthur Region's population increased by 12,888 people (5.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.08% 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 (+4,220 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+2,412 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+1,745 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+1,386 persons)

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