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District Council of Mount Barker

Five year age groups

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There were 620 people over the age of 85 living in the District Council of Mount Barker in 2016, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.

The Age Structure of the District Council of Mount Barker 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 District Council of Mount Barker'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 District Council of Mount Barker'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
District Council of Mount Barker - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
0 to 42,1516.45.92,1247.16.0+27
5 to 92,3617.16.02,1287.15.7+233
10 to 142,2256.75.62,2627.66.0-37
15 to 192,3116.96.12,0666.96.6+245
20 to 241,9105.76.91,6485.57.1+262
25 to 291,8515.56.81,5735.37.0+278
30 to 341,9936.07.01,6555.66.4+338
35 to 392,0396.16.42,2097.46.7-170
40 to 442,3927.26.52,3718.07.1+21
45 to 492,4787.46.82,2667.67.1+212
50 to 542,3136.96.62,1547.26.9+159
55 to 592,2356.76.41,9216.56.2+314
60 to 641,9956.05.71,7675.95.8+228
65 to 691,8295.55.31,2964.44.4+533
70 to 741,3314.04.08052.73.4+526
75 to 798102.43.05812.02.8+229
80 to 845621.72.34721.62.4+90
85 and over6201.92.64661.62.4+154

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2016
Age structure - five year age groups, 2016 85 and over, Greater Adelaide: 2.6% 80 to 84, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% 75 to 79, Greater Adelaide: 3.0% 70 to 74, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% 65 to 69, Greater Adelaide: 5.3% 60 to 64, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% 55 to 59, Greater Adelaide: 6.4% 50 to 54, Greater Adelaide: 6.6% 45 to 49, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% 40 to 44, Greater Adelaide: 6.5% 35 to 39, Greater Adelaide: 6.4% 30 to 34, Greater Adelaide: 7.0% 25 to 29, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% 20 to 24, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% 15 to 19, Greater Adelaide: 6.1% 10 to 14, Greater Adelaide: 5.6% 5 to 9, Greater Adelaide: 6.0% 0 to 4, Greater Adelaide: 5.9% 85 and over, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.9% 80 to 84, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.7% 75 to 79, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.4% 70 to 74, District Council of Mount Barker: 4.0% 65 to 69, District Council of Mount Barker: 5.5% 60 to 64, District Council of Mount Barker: 6.0% 55 to 59, District Council of Mount Barker: 6.7% 50 to 54, District Council of Mount Barker: 6.9% 45 to 49, District Council of Mount Barker: 7.4% 40 to 44, District Council of Mount Barker: 7.2% 35 to 39, District Council of Mount Barker: 6.1% 30 to 34, District Council of Mount Barker: 6.0% 25 to 29, District Council of Mount Barker: 5.5% 20 to 24, District Council of Mount Barker: 5.7% 15 to 19, District Council of Mount Barker: 6.9% 10 to 14, District Council of Mount Barker: 6.7% 5 to 9, District Council of Mount Barker: 7.1% 0 to 4, District Council of Mount Barker: 6.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, District Council of Mount Barker: +154 80 to 84, District Council of Mount Barker: +90 75 to 79, District Council of Mount Barker: +229 70 to 74, District Council of Mount Barker: +526 65 to 69, District Council of Mount Barker: +533 60 to 64, District Council of Mount Barker: +228 55 to 59, District Council of Mount Barker: +314 50 to 54, District Council of Mount Barker: +159 45 to 49, District Council of Mount Barker: +212 40 to 44, District Council of Mount Barker: +21 35 to 39, District Council of Mount Barker: -170 30 to 34, District Council of Mount Barker: +338 25 to 29, District Council of Mount Barker: +278 20 to 24, District Council of Mount Barker: +262 15 to 19, District Council of Mount Barker: +245 10 to 14, District Council of Mount Barker: -37 5 to 9, District Council of Mount Barker: +233 0 to 4, District Council of Mount Barker: +27
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 20.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 15.4% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.4% and 17.2% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the age structure of the District Council of Mount Barker and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.1% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (6.7% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.5% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (5.7% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, District Council of Mount Barker's population increased by 3,642 people (12.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.34% per year over the period.

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

  • 65 to 69 (+533 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+526 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+338 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+314 persons)

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