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Five year age groups

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There were 1,437 people over the age of 85 living in Tamworth Regional Council in 2016, with largest age group being 5 to 9 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?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Tamworth Regional Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
0 to 43,9066.55.83,9317.06.3-25
5 to 94,1426.96.43,8526.86.3+290
10 to 144,0656.86.13,9997.16.7+66
15 to 193,7576.36.03,8626.96.6-105
20 to 243,1955.45.63,1445.65.6+51
25 to 293,6156.15.53,0875.55.2+528
30 to 343,5796.05.53,0255.45.2+554
35 to 393,3125.65.43,4146.16.1-102
40 to 443,6156.16.13,6276.46.5-12
45 to 493,7896.46.43,7556.76.9+34
50 to 543,8396.46.83,9487.07.2-109
55 to 593,9576.67.13,7056.66.7+252
60 to 643,7366.36.73,4616.16.5+275
65 to 693,4335.86.42,8645.15.4+569
70 to 742,7264.65.02,3494.24.3+377
75 to 792,1413.63.71,7663.13.4+375
80 to 841,4252.42.61,3202.32.7+105
85 and over1,4372.42.71,1852.12.3+252

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2016
Age structure - five year age groups, 2016 85 and over, Regional NSW: 2.7% 80 to 84, Regional NSW: 2.6% 75 to 79, Regional NSW: 3.7% 70 to 74, Regional NSW: 5.0% 65 to 69, Regional NSW: 6.4% 60 to 64, Regional NSW: 6.7% 55 to 59, Regional NSW: 7.1% 50 to 54, Regional NSW: 6.8% 45 to 49, Regional NSW: 6.4% 40 to 44, Regional NSW: 6.1% 35 to 39, Regional NSW: 5.4% 30 to 34, Regional NSW: 5.5% 25 to 29, Regional NSW: 5.5% 20 to 24, Regional NSW: 5.6% 15 to 19, Regional NSW: 6.0% 10 to 14, Regional NSW: 6.1% 5 to 9, Regional NSW: 6.4% 0 to 4, Regional NSW: 5.8% 85 and over, Tamworth Regional Council: 2.4% 80 to 84, Tamworth Regional Council: 2.4% 75 to 79, Tamworth Regional Council: 3.6% 70 to 74, Tamworth Regional Council: 4.6% 65 to 69, Tamworth Regional Council: 5.8% 60 to 64, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.3% 55 to 59, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.6% 50 to 54, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.4% 45 to 49, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.4% 40 to 44, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.1% 35 to 39, Tamworth Regional Council: 5.6% 30 to 34, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.0% 25 to 29, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.1% 20 to 24, Tamworth Regional Council: 5.4% 15 to 19, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.3% 10 to 14, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.8% 5 to 9, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.9% 0 to 4, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, Tamworth Regional Council: +252 80 to 84, Tamworth Regional Council: +105 75 to 79, Tamworth Regional Council: +375 70 to 74, Tamworth Regional Council: +377 65 to 69, Tamworth Regional Council: +569 60 to 64, Tamworth Regional Council: +275 55 to 59, Tamworth Regional Council: +252 50 to 54, Tamworth Regional Council: -109 45 to 49, Tamworth Regional Council: +34 40 to 44, Tamworth Regional Council: -12 35 to 39, Tamworth Regional Council: -102 30 to 34, Tamworth Regional Council: +554 25 to 29, Tamworth Regional Council: +528 20 to 24, Tamworth Regional Council: +51 15 to 19, Tamworth Regional Council: -105 10 to 14, Tamworth Regional Council: +66 5 to 9, Tamworth Regional Council: +290 0 to 4, Tamworth Regional Council: -25
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 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, 20.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 18.7% 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 Tamworth Regional Council and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (6.5% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (6.8% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (6.1% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (5.8% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Tamworth Regional Council's population increased by 3,375 people (6.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.17% 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 (+569 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+554 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+528 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+377 persons)

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