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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Five year age groups

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There were 189 people over the age of 85 living in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016, with largest age group being 0 to 4 year olds.

The Age Structure of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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 Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Serpentine Jarrahdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
0 to 42,3258.76.51,3477.66.6+978
5 to 92,1918.26.51,3877.86.2+804
10 to 141,8807.06.01,4388.16.4+442
15 to 191,7016.36.21,2847.26.8+417
20 to 241,7906.76.91,1306.47.5+660
25 to 292,1878.27.71,0135.77.7+1,174
30 to 342,2708.58.01,0495.97.0+1,221
35 to 391,9087.17.11,3137.47.2+595
40 to 441,8196.86.91,5228.67.4+297
45 to 491,9177.16.91,4428.17.1+475
50 to 541,7806.66.41,1836.76.5+597
55 to 591,4705.55.81,0415.95.8+429
60 to 641,1474.35.19975.65.3+150
65 to 699883.74.66313.63.8+357
70 to 746232.33.34352.53.0+188
75 to 794291.62.52371.32.3+192
80 to 842160.81.71761.01.8+40
85 and over1890.71.81210.71.6+68
Total population26,830100.0100.017,746100.0100.0+9,084
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 the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016 compared to Greater Perth 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, 23.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 9.1% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.1% and 13.8% respectively for Greater Perth.

The major differences between the age structure of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (8.7% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (8.2% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (7.0% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (0.7% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale's population increased by 9,084 people (51.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 8.62% 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 (+1,221 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+1,174 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+978 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+804 persons)

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