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Shire of Murray

Five year age groups

There were 176 people over the age of 85 living in Shire of Murray in 2011, with largest age group being 60 to 64 year olds.

The Age Structure of Shire of Murray provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Shire of Murray'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 Shire of Murray'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
Shire of Murray - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
0 to 48716.26.66325.36.1+239
5 to 99136.56.28146.86.4+99
10 to 141,0137.26.48777.36.9+136
15 to 198816.26.87476.27.3+134
20 to 246464.67.54393.77.3+207
25 to 296344.57.74403.76.5+194
30 to 346934.97.06595.57.0+34
35 to 398405.97.27506.37.5+90
40 to 449066.47.48787.37.5+28
45 to 491,0087.17.18677.27.4+141
50 to 541,0087.16.58667.26.8+142
55 to 599606.85.81,0318.66.3-71
60 to 641,0907.75.38607.24.6+230
65 to 699066.43.88096.83.6+97
70 to 747575.43.05644.72.9+193
75 to 795103.62.34343.62.5+76
80 to 843372.41.81931.61.8+144
85 and over1761.21.61130.91.5+63

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 Perth: 1.6% 80 to 84, Greater Perth: 1.8% 75 to 79, Greater Perth: 2.3% 70 to 74, Greater Perth: 3.0% 65 to 69, Greater Perth: 3.8% 60 to 64, Greater Perth: 5.3% 55 to 59, Greater Perth: 5.8% 50 to 54, Greater Perth: 6.5% 45 to 49, Greater Perth: 7.1% 40 to 44, Greater Perth: 7.4% 35 to 39, Greater Perth: 7.2% 30 to 34, Greater Perth: 7.0% 25 to 29, Greater Perth: 7.7% 20 to 24, Greater Perth: 7.5% 15 to 19, Greater Perth: 6.8% 10 to 14, Greater Perth: 6.4% 5 to 9, Greater Perth: 6.2% 0 to 4, Greater Perth: 6.6% 85 and over, Shire of Murray: 1.2% 80 to 84, Shire of Murray: 2.4% 75 to 79, Shire of Murray: 3.6% 70 to 74, Shire of Murray: 5.4% 65 to 69, Shire of Murray: 6.4% 60 to 64, Shire of Murray: 7.7% 55 to 59, Shire of Murray: 6.8% 50 to 54, Shire of Murray: 7.1% 45 to 49, Shire of Murray: 7.1% 40 to 44, Shire of Murray: 6.4% 35 to 39, Shire of Murray: 5.9% 30 to 34, Shire of Murray: 4.9% 25 to 29, Shire of Murray: 4.5% 20 to 24, Shire of Murray: 4.6% 15 to 19, Shire of Murray: 6.2% 10 to 14, Shire of Murray: 7.2% 5 to 9, Shire of Murray: 6.5% 0 to 4, Shire of Murray: 6.2%
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, Shire of Murray: +63 80 to 84, Shire of Murray: +144 75 to 79, Shire of Murray: +76 70 to 74, Shire of Murray: +193 65 to 69, Shire of Murray: +97 60 to 64, Shire of Murray: +230 55 to 59, Shire of Murray: -71 50 to 54, Shire of Murray: +142 45 to 49, Shire of Murray: +141 40 to 44, Shire of Murray: +28 35 to 39, Shire of Murray: +90 30 to 34, Shire of Murray: +34 25 to 29, Shire of Murray: +194 20 to 24, Shire of Murray: +207 15 to 19, Shire of Murray: +134 10 to 14, Shire of Murray: +136 5 to 9, Shire of Murray: +99 0 to 4, Shire of Murray: +239
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 Shire of Murray in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 19.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 19.0% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.2% and 12.5% respectively for Greater Perth.

The major differences between the age structure of Shire of Murray and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (6.4% compared to 3.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (7.7% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.5% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (4.6% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Shire of Murray's population increased by 2,176 people (18.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.4% 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 (+239 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+230 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+207 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+194 persons)

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