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Tamworth Regional Council

Service age groups

Tamworth Regional Council had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Regional NSW in 2011.

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 an indicator of Tamworth Regional Council's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Service age groups divide the population into age categories that reflect typical life-stages. They indicate the level of demand for services that target people at different stages in life and how that demand is changing.

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 - Service age groups
Tamworth Regional Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)3,9317.06.33,5086.56.1+423
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)5,3079.49.05,2759.89.7+32
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)5,0288.98.25,36710.08.8-339
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)4,5228.08.14,2397.98.0+283
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)6,11210.910.45,92711.010.8+185
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)10,79619.219.510,92420.420.9-128
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)7,65313.613.97,14913.313.6+504
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)6,32511.211.95,36910.010.3+956
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)5,4359.710.34,9449.29.8+492
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,1852.12.39601.81.9+225

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Regional NSW: 6.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Regional NSW: 9.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Regional NSW: 8.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Regional NSW: 8.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Regional NSW: 10.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Regional NSW: 19.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Regional NSW: 13.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Regional NSW: 11.9% Seniors (70 to 84), Regional NSW: 10.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Regional NSW: 2.3% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Tamworth Regional Council: 7.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Tamworth Regional Council: 9.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Tamworth Regional Council: 8.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Tamworth Regional Council: 8.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Tamworth Regional Council: 10.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Tamworth Regional Council: 19.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Tamworth Regional Council: 13.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Tamworth Regional Council: 11.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Tamworth Regional Council: 9.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Tamworth Regional Council: 2.1%
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 - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Tamworth Regional Council: +423 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Tamworth Regional Council: +32 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Tamworth Regional Council: -339 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Tamworth Regional Council: +283 Young workforce (25 to 34), Tamworth Regional Council: +185 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Tamworth Regional Council: -128 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Tamworth Regional Council: +504 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Tamworth Regional Council: +956 Seniors (70 to 84), Tamworth Regional Council: +492 Elderly aged (85 and over), Tamworth Regional Council: +225
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 service 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 (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 25.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 23.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.6% and 24.5% respectively for Regional NSW.

There were no major differences between Tamworth Regional Council and Regional NSW in 2011.

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Tamworth Regional Council's population increased by 2,633 people (4.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.96% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+956 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+504 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+492 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+423 people)

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