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Five year age groups

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There were 2,000 people over the age of 85 living in The Hills Shire in 2016, with largest age group being 40 to 44 year olds.

The Age Structure of The Hills Shire 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 Hills Shire'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 Hills Shire'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
The Hills Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
0 to 49,7726.26.49,5746.76.8+197
5 to 912,1647.76.410,6147.56.3+1,550
10 to 1411,6907.45.810,7047.56.1+986
15 to 1911,2517.26.010,5937.56.3+658
20 to 249,7096.27.19,1386.47.0+571
25 to 297,6254.87.96,9554.97.8+669
30 to 348,8775.68.18,1435.77.7+734
35 to 3911,1667.17.410,7777.67.6+389
40 to 4412,4607.97.111,3428.07.3+1,118
45 to 4911,8787.66.710,6827.57.0+1,195
50 to 5410,8066.96.310,1537.26.5+653
55 to 599,8256.25.89,2546.55.7+570
60 to 648,7885.65.08,4666.05.1+321
65 to 697,9115.04.46,1454.33.8+1,766
70 to 745,6673.63.33,7492.62.9+1,918
75 to 793,5192.22.42,3891.72.3+1,130
80 to 842,1331.41.81,7061.21.9+427
85 and over2,0001.32.01,5661.11.8+434

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, Greater Sydney: 2.0% 80 to 84, Greater Sydney: 1.8% 75 to 79, Greater Sydney: 2.4% 70 to 74, Greater Sydney: 3.3% 65 to 69, Greater Sydney: 4.4% 60 to 64, Greater Sydney: 5.0% 55 to 59, Greater Sydney: 5.8% 50 to 54, Greater Sydney: 6.3% 45 to 49, Greater Sydney: 6.7% 40 to 44, Greater Sydney: 7.1% 35 to 39, Greater Sydney: 7.4% 30 to 34, Greater Sydney: 8.1% 25 to 29, Greater Sydney: 7.9% 20 to 24, Greater Sydney: 7.1% 15 to 19, Greater Sydney: 6.0% 10 to 14, Greater Sydney: 5.8% 5 to 9, Greater Sydney: 6.4% 0 to 4, Greater Sydney: 6.4% 85 and over, The Hills Shire: 1.3% 80 to 84, The Hills Shire: 1.4% 75 to 79, The Hills Shire: 2.2% 70 to 74, The Hills Shire: 3.6% 65 to 69, The Hills Shire: 5.0% 60 to 64, The Hills Shire: 5.6% 55 to 59, The Hills Shire: 6.2% 50 to 54, The Hills Shire: 6.9% 45 to 49, The Hills Shire: 7.6% 40 to 44, The Hills Shire: 7.9% 35 to 39, The Hills Shire: 7.1% 30 to 34, The Hills Shire: 5.6% 25 to 29, The Hills Shire: 4.8% 20 to 24, The Hills Shire: 6.2% 15 to 19, The Hills Shire: 7.2% 10 to 14, The Hills Shire: 7.4% 5 to 9, The Hills Shire: 7.7% 0 to 4, The Hills Shire: 6.2%
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, The Hills Shire: +434 80 to 84, The Hills Shire: +427 75 to 79, The Hills Shire: +1,130 70 to 74, The Hills Shire: +1,918 65 to 69, The Hills Shire: +1,766 60 to 64, The Hills Shire: +321 55 to 59, The Hills Shire: +570 50 to 54, The Hills Shire: +653 45 to 49, The Hills Shire: +1,195 40 to 44, The Hills Shire: +1,118 35 to 39, The Hills Shire: +389 30 to 34, The Hills Shire: +734 25 to 29, The Hills Shire: +669 20 to 24, The Hills Shire: +571 15 to 19, The Hills Shire: +658 10 to 14, The Hills Shire: +986 5 to 9, The Hills Shire: +1,550 0 to 4, The Hills Shire: +197
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 The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 21.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 13.5% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.7% and 13.9% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the age structure of The Hills Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (7.4% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.7% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.6% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, The Hills Shire's population increased by 15,285 people (10.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.07% per year over the period.

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

  • 70 to 74 (+1,918 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+1,766 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+1,550 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (+1,195 persons)

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