Shire of Morawa
Five year age groups
There were 18 people over the age of 85 living in the Shire of Morawa in 2016, with largest age group being 15 to 19 year olds.
The Age Structure of the Shire of Morawa 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 Shire of Morawa'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the five year age groups of the Shire of Morawa in 2016 compared to Regional WA 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, 20.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 14.7% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 20.2% and 14.6% respectively for Regional WA.
The major differences between the age structure of the Shire of Morawa and Regional WA were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (10.3% compared to 5.7%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (8.7% compared to 6.9%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (4.1% compared to 6.7%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (2.7% compared to 5.3%)
From 2011 to 2016, Shire of Morawa's population decreased by 158 people (17.7%). This represents an average annual population change of -3.81% per year over the period.
There were no major differences in the Shire of Morawa between 2011 and 2016.