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Tamworth Regional Council

Five year age groups

There were 1,185 people over the age of 85 living in Tamworth Regional Council in 2011, with largest age group being 10 to 14 year olds.

The Age Structure of Tamworth Regional Council provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Tamworth Regional Council'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 Tamworth Regional Council'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
Tamworth Regional Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
0 to 43,9317.06.33,5076.56.1+423
5 to 93,8526.86.33,7006.96.8+151
10 to 143,9997.16.74,2217.97.3-223
15 to 193,8626.96.64,0307.56.9-168
20 to 243,1445.65.62,9275.55.5+216
25 to 293,0875.55.22,7515.15.0+335
30 to 343,0255.45.23,1755.95.8-150
35 to 393,4146.16.13,3916.36.5+22
40 to 443,6276.46.53,6566.87.1-30
45 to 493,7556.76.93,8747.27.4-120
50 to 543,9487.07.23,6716.86.9+276
55 to 593,7056.66.73,4766.56.7+228
60 to 643,4616.16.52,9145.45.6+546
65 to 692,8645.15.42,4534.64.7+410
70 to 742,3494.24.32,0223.83.9+326
75 to 791,7663.13.41,6773.13.5+88
80 to 841,3202.32.71,2422.32.5+77
85 and over1,1852.12.39671.81.9+217

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, Tamworth Regional Council: 2.1% 80 to 84, Tamworth Regional Council: 2.3% 75 to 79, Tamworth Regional Council: 3.1% 70 to 74, Tamworth Regional Council: 4.2% 65 to 69, Tamworth Regional Council: 5.1% 60 to 64, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.1% 55 to 59, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.6% 50 to 54, Tamworth Regional Council: 7.0% 45 to 49, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.7% 40 to 44, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.4% 35 to 39, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.1% 30 to 34, Tamworth Regional Council: 5.4% 25 to 29, Tamworth Regional Council: 5.5% 20 to 24, Tamworth Regional Council: 5.6% 15 to 19, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.9% 10 to 14, Tamworth Regional Council: 7.1% 5 to 9, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.8% 0 to 4, Tamworth Regional Council: 7.0%
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, Tamworth Regional Council: +217 80 to 84, Tamworth Regional Council: +77 75 to 79, Tamworth Regional Council: +88 70 to 74, Tamworth Regional Council: +326 65 to 69, Tamworth Regional Council: +410 60 to 64, Tamworth Regional Council: +546 55 to 59, Tamworth Regional Council: +228 50 to 54, Tamworth Regional Council: +276 45 to 49, Tamworth Regional Council: -120 40 to 44, Tamworth Regional Council: -30 35 to 39, Tamworth Regional Council: +22 30 to 34, Tamworth Regional Council: -150 25 to 29, Tamworth Regional Council: +335 20 to 24, Tamworth Regional Council: +216 15 to 19, Tamworth Regional Council: -168 10 to 14, Tamworth Regional Council: -223 5 to 9, Tamworth Regional Council: +151 0 to 4, Tamworth Regional Council: +423
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 Tamworth Regional Council in 2011 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, 20.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 16.8% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.4% and 18.0% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major difference between the age structure of Tamworth Regional Council and Regional NSW is:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (7.0% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Tamworth Regional Council's population increased by 2,626 people (4.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.96% per year over the period.

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

  • 60 to 64 (+546 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+423 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+410 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+335 persons)

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