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Parkes ShireCommunity profile

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Parkes Shire

Five year age groups

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There were 438 people over the age of 85 living in Parkes Shire in 2016, with largest age group being 5 to 9 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?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Parkes Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
0 to 49386.45.81,0437.16.3-105
5 to 91,0657.36.41,0567.26.3+9
10 to 149486.56.11,1918.26.7-243
15 to 199986.86.09826.76.6+16
20 to 248195.65.67295.05.6+90
25 to 297245.05.57405.15.2-16
30 to 348175.65.57825.45.2+35
35 to 397635.25.48335.76.1-70
40 to 447985.56.19296.46.5-131
45 to 499106.26.49596.66.9-49
50 to 549856.76.81,0026.97.2-17
55 to 591,0096.97.19056.26.7+104
60 to 649396.46.78175.66.5+122
65 to 698265.76.46874.75.4+139
70 to 746784.65.06364.44.3+42
75 to 795463.73.75013.43.4+45
80 to 844072.82.64353.02.7-28
85 and over4383.02.73652.52.3+73
Total population14,608100.0100.014,592100.0100.0+16
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Parkes Shire in 2016 compared to Regional NSW 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, 20.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 19.8% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.4% and 20.6% respectively for Regional NSW.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.3% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (6.8% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (5.7% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (5.5% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Parkes Shire's population increased by 16 people (0.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.02% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 10 to 14 (-243 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+139 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (-131 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+122 persons)

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