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Limestone Coast region

Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There were 1,663 people over the age of 85 living in the Limestone Coast region in 2016, with largest age group being 50 to 54 year olds.

The Age Structure of the Limestone Coast region 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 Limestone Coast region'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 Limestone Coast region'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
Limestone Coast region - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
0 to 43,7785.85.54,1916.66.1-413
5 to 94,3236.76.14,2526.76.2+71
10 to 144,2066.56.04,4117.06.7-205
15 to 193,8736.05.64,0986.56.2-225
20 to 243,2775.14.83,1545.04.9+123
25 to 293,3815.25.13,5305.65.1-149
30 to 343,6625.75.33,6495.85.1+13
35 to 393,7205.75.23,8486.15.9-128
40 to 444,0316.25.94,6247.36.9-593
45 to 494,5977.16.74,5427.27.1+55
50 to 544,6067.17.14,5607.27.4+46
55 to 594,5687.17.54,2746.87.0+294
60 to 644,3786.87.34,0156.47.0+363
65 to 694,0536.37.12,9774.75.7+1,076
70 to 742,9284.55.52,3803.84.4+548
75 to 792,2173.43.91,7972.83.3+420
80 to 841,5292.42.61,4832.42.6+46
85 and over1,6632.62.71,2932.02.3+370
Total population64,790100.0100.063,078100.0100.0+1,712
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 Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to Regional SA 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, 19.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 19.1% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.7% and 21.9% respectively for Regional SA.

The major differences between the age structure of the Limestone Coast region and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (5.7% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (6.7% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (4.5% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (6.3% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Limestone Coast region's population increased by 1,712 people (2.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.54% 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 (+1,076 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (-593 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+548 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (+420 persons)