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Shire of Plantagenet

Five year age groups

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There were 97 people over the age of 85 living in the Shire of Plantagenet in 2016, with largest age group being 60 to 64 year olds.

The Age Structure of the Shire of Plantagenet 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 Shire of Plantagenet'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 the Shire of Plantagenet'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
Shire of Plantagenet - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
0 to 42585.16.73226.67.2-64
5 to 93056.07.12916.07.0+14
10 to 143286.46.53457.17.1-17
15 to 192985.85.73026.26.0-4
20 to 242054.05.02154.45.8-10
25 to 292114.16.51964.06.9+15
30 to 341973.97.12525.26.8-55
35 to 392815.56.72745.67.4+7
40 to 443266.47.03497.17.7-23
45 to 493987.87.23707.67.4+28
50 to 544088.07.14108.47.3-2
55 to 594078.06.93898.06.4+18
60 to 644108.06.03667.55.5+44
65 to 694068.05.32855.83.9+121
70 to 742625.13.62064.22.9+56
75 to 791933.82.61242.52.0+69
80 to 841052.11.6982.01.5+7
85 and over971.91.5881.81.2+9
Total population5,095100.0100.04,882100.0100.0+213
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 the Shire of Plantagenet in 2016 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 17.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 20.9% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 20.2% and 14.6% respectively for Regional WA.

The major differences between the age structure of the Shire of Plantagenet and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (8.0% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (8.0% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (3.9% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.1% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Shire of Plantagenet's population increased by 213 people (4.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.86% 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 (+121 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (+69 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (-64 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+56 persons)