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Shire of Murray

Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There were 298 people over the age of 85 living in Shire of Murray in 2016, with largest age group being 65 to 69 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.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Shire of Murray - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
0 to 49275.56.58716.26.6+56
5 to 91,1456.96.59136.56.2+232
10 to 141,0686.46.01,0137.26.4+55
15 to 191,0056.06.28816.26.8+124
20 to 248275.06.96464.67.5+181
25 to 298054.87.76344.57.7+171
30 to 348164.98.06934.97.0+123
35 to 398455.17.18405.97.2+5
40 to 441,0746.46.99066.47.4+168
45 to 491,1286.86.91,0087.17.1+120
50 to 541,1616.96.41,0087.16.5+153
55 to 591,1356.85.89606.85.8+175
60 to 641,1637.05.11,0907.75.3+73
65 to 691,2367.44.69066.43.8+330
70 to 749225.53.37575.43.0+165
75 to 797094.22.55103.62.3+199
80 to 844422.61.73372.41.8+105
85 and over2981.81.81761.21.6+122
Total population16,706100.0100.014,149100.0100.0+2,557
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Shire of Murray in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 18.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 21.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.1% and 13.8% 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 (7.4% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (5.5% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (4.9% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.8% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Shire of Murray's population increased by 2,557 people (18.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.38% 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 (+330 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+232 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (+199 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+181 persons)