There were 54,987 people over the age of 85 living in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.
The Age Structure of the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) 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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'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?'
|Age structure - Five year age groups|
|National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Total persons (Usual residence)||2016||2011||Change|
|Five year age groups (years)||Number||%||Greater Sydney %||Number||%||Greater Sydney %||2011 to 2016|
|0 to 4||345,739||7.7||6.4||304,656||7.8||6.8||+41,082|
|5 to 9||343,432||7.6||6.4||287,423||7.4||6.3||+56,009|
|10 to 14||307,680||6.8||5.8||286,977||7.4||6.1||+20,702|
|15 to 19||301,471||6.7||6.0||285,239||7.3||6.3||+16,231|
|20 to 24||301,379||6.7||7.1||264,243||6.8||7.0||+37,136|
|25 to 29||317,651||7.0||7.9||273,494||7.0||7.8||+44,156|
|30 to 34||349,977||7.8||8.1||276,768||7.1||7.7||+73,208|
|35 to 39||327,883||7.3||7.4||292,414||7.5||7.6||+35,469|
|40 to 44||320,674||7.1||7.1||290,017||7.5||7.3||+30,657|
|45 to 49||306,349||6.8||6.7||273,544||7.0||7.0||+32,805|
|50 to 54||283,212||6.3||6.3||248,353||6.4||6.5||+34,859|
|55 to 59||253,886||5.6||5.8||215,015||5.5||5.7||+38,871|
|60 to 64||217,595||4.8||5.0||192,734||5.0||5.1||+24,861|
|65 to 69||189,969||4.2||4.4||136,788||3.5||3.8||+53,181|
|70 to 74||132,789||2.9||3.3||98,194||2.5||2.9||+34,594|
|75 to 79||91,555||2.0||2.4||69,693||1.8||2.3||+21,862|
|80 to 84||59,642||1.3||1.8||50,617||1.3||1.9||+9,024|
|85 and over||54,987||1.2||2.0||41,405||1.1||1.8||+13,581|
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Analysis of the five year age groups of the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 22.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 11.7% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.7% and 13.9% respectively for Greater Sydney.
The major differences between the age structure of the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) and Greater Sydney were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (7.7% compared to 6.4%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.6% compared to 6.4%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (6.8% compared to 5.8%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (7.0% compared to 7.9%)
From 2011 to 2016, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'s population increased by 618,288 people (15.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.0% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 30 to 34 (+73,208 persons)
- 5 to 9 (+56,009 persons)
- 65 to 69 (+53,181 persons)
- 25 to 29 (+44,156 persons)