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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Service age groups

The age structure of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of City of Newcastle provides insights into the demand for age-based services. Typically Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations around Australia have a younger age structure than the total population, but age structures vary greatly between areas.

To get a more complete picture, City of Newcastle's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Highest Level of Schooling information.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

Total population

Service age groups
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - City of Newcastle20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%New South Wales - ATSI %Number%New South Wales - ATSI %2011 to 2016
0 to 460011.011.543311.012.2+167
5 to 1176313.916.353713.616.3+226
12 to 1760111.013.046811.914.2+133
18 to 2484315.412.756914.412.0+274
25 to 3488216.112.854513.811.8+337
35 to 4986615.816.071018.017.6+156
50 to 594959.09.13609.18.7+135
60 to 641793.33.21293.33.0+50
65 and over2474.55.41894.84.3+58

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

Service age groups, 2016
Service age groups, 2016 0 to 4, New South Wales - ATSI: 11.5% 5 to 11, New South Wales - ATSI: 16.3% 12 to 17, New South Wales - ATSI: 13.0% 18 to 24, New South Wales - ATSI: 12.7% 25 to 34, New South Wales - ATSI: 12.8% 35 to 49, New South Wales - ATSI: 16.0% 50 to 59, New South Wales - ATSI: 9.1% 60 to 64, New South Wales - ATSI: 3.2% 65 and over, New South Wales - ATSI: 5.4% 0 to 4, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 11.0% 5 to 11, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 13.9% 12 to 17, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 11.0% 18 to 24, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 15.4% 25 to 34, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 16.1% 35 to 49, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 15.8% 50 to 59, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 9.0% 60 to 64, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 3.3% 65 and over, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 4.5%
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 service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in service age groups, 2011 to 2016 0 to 4, City of Newcastle: +167 5 to 11, City of Newcastle: +226 12 to 17, City of Newcastle: +133 18 to 24, City of Newcastle: +274 25 to 34, City of Newcastle: +337 35 to 49, City of Newcastle: +156 50 to 59, City of Newcastle: +135 60 to 64, City of Newcastle: +50 65 and over, City of Newcastle: +58
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service age groups in the City of Newcastle in 2016 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age group (65+ years).

Overall, 35.9% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the City of Newcastle was aged between 0 and 17, and 4.5% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 40.8% and 5.4% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI.

The major differences between the age groups of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the City of Newcastle and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 25 to 34 years (16.1% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 18 to 24 years (15.4% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 5 to 11 years (13.9% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 12 to 17 years (11.0% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Newcastle's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population increased by 1,536 people (39.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 6.81% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age groups of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 25 to 34 (+337 people)
  • 18 to 24 (+274 people)
  • 5 to 11 (+226 people)
  • 0 to 4 (+167 people)

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