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Service age groups

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Tamworth Regional Council had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Regional NSW in 2016.

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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Tamworth Regional Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)3,9066.55.83,9317.06.3-25
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)5,7769.78.95,3079.49.0+469
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)4,8468.17.35,0288.98.2-182
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)4,5407.67.94,5228.08.1+18
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)7,19012.111.06,11210.910.4+1,078
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)10,71518.018.010,79619.219.5-81
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)7,79413.113.87,65313.613.9+141
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)7,17112.013.16,32511.211.9+846
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)6,28810.511.45,4359.710.3+853
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,4372.42.71,1852.12.3+252

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

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Regional NSW: 5.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Regional NSW: 8.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Regional NSW: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Regional NSW: 7.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Regional NSW: 11.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Regional NSW: 18.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Regional NSW: 13.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Regional NSW: 13.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Regional NSW: 11.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Regional NSW: 2.7% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Tamworth Regional Council: 6.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Tamworth Regional Council: 9.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Tamworth Regional Council: 8.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Tamworth Regional Council: 7.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Tamworth Regional Council: 12.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Tamworth Regional Council: 18.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Tamworth Regional Council: 13.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Tamworth Regional Council: 12.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Tamworth Regional Council: 10.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Tamworth Regional Council: 2.4%
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 - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Tamworth Regional Council: -25 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Tamworth Regional Council: +469 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Tamworth Regional Council: -182 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Tamworth Regional Council: +18 Young workforce (25 to 34), Tamworth Regional Council: +1,078 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Tamworth Regional Council: -81 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Tamworth Regional Council: +141 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Tamworth Regional Council: +846 Seniors (70 to 84), Tamworth Regional Council: +853 Elderly aged (85 and over), Tamworth Regional Council: +252
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 service 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 (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 24.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.1% and 27.2% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences between the age structure of Tamworth Regional Council and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.1% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (9.7% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (12.0% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (10.5% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Tamworth Regional Council's population increased by 3,369 people (6.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.17% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,078 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+853 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+846 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+469 people)

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