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Five year age groups

There were 365 people over the age of 85 living in Parkes Shire in 2011, with largest age group being 10 to 14 year olds.

The Age Structure of Parkes Shire provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Parkes Shire'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 Parkes Shire'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
Parkes Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
0 to 41,0437.16.39876.96.1+56
5 to 91,0567.26.31,1578.16.8-101
10 to 141,1918.26.71,1307.97.3+61
15 to 199826.76.69716.86.9+11
20 to 247295.05.67445.25.5-15
25 to 297405.15.26904.85.0+50
30 to 347825.45.27865.55.8-4
35 to 398335.76.19026.36.5-69
40 to 449296.46.59826.97.1-53
45 to 499596.66.91,0407.37.4-81
50 to 541,0026.97.29146.46.9+88
55 to 599056.26.78475.96.7+58
60 to 648175.66.57365.25.6+81
65 to 696874.75.46684.74.7+19
70 to 746364.44.35563.93.9+80
75 to 795013.43.45193.63.5-18
80 to 844353.02.73482.42.5+87
85 and over3652.52.33072.11.9+58

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, Regional NSW: 2.3% 80 to 84, Regional NSW: 2.7% 75 to 79, Regional NSW: 3.4% 70 to 74, Regional NSW: 4.3% 65 to 69, Regional NSW: 5.4% 60 to 64, Regional NSW: 6.5% 55 to 59, Regional NSW: 6.7% 50 to 54, Regional NSW: 7.2% 45 to 49, Regional NSW: 6.9% 40 to 44, Regional NSW: 6.5% 35 to 39, Regional NSW: 6.1% 30 to 34, Regional NSW: 5.2% 25 to 29, Regional NSW: 5.2% 20 to 24, Regional NSW: 5.6% 15 to 19, Regional NSW: 6.6% 10 to 14, Regional NSW: 6.7% 5 to 9, Regional NSW: 6.3% 0 to 4, Regional NSW: 6.3% 85 and over, Parkes Shire: 2.5% 80 to 84, Parkes Shire: 3.0% 75 to 79, Parkes Shire: 3.4% 70 to 74, Parkes Shire: 4.4% 65 to 69, Parkes Shire: 4.7% 60 to 64, Parkes Shire: 5.6% 55 to 59, Parkes Shire: 6.2% 50 to 54, Parkes Shire: 6.9% 45 to 49, Parkes Shire: 6.6% 40 to 44, Parkes Shire: 6.4% 35 to 39, Parkes Shire: 5.7% 30 to 34, Parkes Shire: 5.4% 25 to 29, Parkes Shire: 5.1% 20 to 24, Parkes Shire: 5.0% 15 to 19, Parkes Shire: 6.7% 10 to 14, Parkes Shire: 8.2% 5 to 9, Parkes Shire: 7.2% 0 to 4, Parkes Shire: 7.1%
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, Parkes Shire: +58 80 to 84, Parkes Shire: +87 75 to 79, Parkes Shire: -18 70 to 74, Parkes Shire: +80 65 to 69, Parkes Shire: +19 60 to 64, Parkes Shire: +81 55 to 59, Parkes Shire: +58 50 to 54, Parkes Shire: +88 45 to 49, Parkes Shire: -81 40 to 44, Parkes Shire: -53 35 to 39, Parkes Shire: -69 30 to 34, Parkes Shire: -4 25 to 29, Parkes Shire: +50 20 to 24, Parkes Shire: -15 15 to 19, Parkes Shire: +11 10 to 14, Parkes Shire: +61 5 to 9, Parkes Shire: -101 0 to 4, Parkes Shire: +56
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 Parkes Shire in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 22.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 18.0% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.4% and 18.0% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences between the age structure of Parkes Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (8.2% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (7.1% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (5.6% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Parkes Shire's population increased by 308 people (2.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.43% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 5 to 9 (-101 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+88 persons)
  • 80 to 84 (+87 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (-81 persons)

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