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The Hills Shire

Five year age groups

There were 1,566 people over the age of 85 living in The Hills Shire in 2011, 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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
The Hills Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
0 to 49,5746.76.89,1506.96.6+424
5 to 910,6147.56.39,9807.56.5+634
10 to 1410,7047.56.110,1687.76.5+535
15 to 1910,5937.56.310,3957.96.6+197
20 to 249,1386.47.09,0376.87.2+101
25 to 296,9554.97.87,0135.37.4-57
30 to 348,1435.77.78,8716.77.9-728
35 to 3910,7777.67.610,0917.67.7+685
40 to 4411,3428.07.310,3517.87.6+990
45 to 4910,6827.57.010,4187.97.2+264
50 to 5410,1537.26.59,8167.46.3+337
55 to 599,2546.55.79,2207.05.8+34
60 to 648,4666.05.16,6245.04.4+1,843
65 to 696,1454.33.84,0963.13.4+2,049
70 to 743,7492.62.92,5571.92.8+1,192
75 to 792,3891.72.32,0431.52.5+346
80 to 841,7061.21.91,4571.12.0+249
85 and over1,5661.11.81,0510.81.6+515

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, Greater Sydney: 1.8% 80 to 84, Greater Sydney: 1.9% 75 to 79, Greater Sydney: 2.3% 70 to 74, Greater Sydney: 2.9% 65 to 69, Greater Sydney: 3.8% 60 to 64, Greater Sydney: 5.1% 55 to 59, Greater Sydney: 5.7% 50 to 54, Greater Sydney: 6.5% 45 to 49, Greater Sydney: 7.0% 40 to 44, Greater Sydney: 7.3% 35 to 39, Greater Sydney: 7.6% 30 to 34, Greater Sydney: 7.7% 25 to 29, Greater Sydney: 7.8% 20 to 24, Greater Sydney: 7.0% 15 to 19, Greater Sydney: 6.3% 10 to 14, Greater Sydney: 6.1% 5 to 9, Greater Sydney: 6.3% 0 to 4, Greater Sydney: 6.8% 85 and over, The Hills Shire: 1.1% 80 to 84, The Hills Shire: 1.2% 75 to 79, The Hills Shire: 1.7% 70 to 74, The Hills Shire: 2.6% 65 to 69, The Hills Shire: 4.3% 60 to 64, The Hills Shire: 6.0% 55 to 59, The Hills Shire: 6.5% 50 to 54, The Hills Shire: 7.2% 45 to 49, The Hills Shire: 7.5% 40 to 44, The Hills Shire: 8.0% 35 to 39, The Hills Shire: 7.6% 30 to 34, The Hills Shire: 5.7% 25 to 29, The Hills Shire: 4.9% 20 to 24, The Hills Shire: 6.4% 15 to 19, The Hills Shire: 7.5% 10 to 14, The Hills Shire: 7.5% 5 to 9, The Hills Shire: 7.5% 0 to 4, The Hills Shire: 6.7%
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, The Hills Shire: +515 80 to 84, The Hills Shire: +249 75 to 79, The Hills Shire: +346 70 to 74, The Hills Shire: +1,192 65 to 69, The Hills Shire: +2,049 60 to 64, The Hills Shire: +1,843 55 to 59, The Hills Shire: +34 50 to 54, The Hills Shire: +337 45 to 49, The Hills Shire: +264 40 to 44, The Hills Shire: +990 35 to 39, The Hills Shire: +685 30 to 34, The Hills Shire: -728 25 to 29, The Hills Shire: -57 20 to 24, The Hills Shire: +101 15 to 19, The Hills Shire: +197 10 to 14, The Hills Shire: +535 5 to 9, The Hills Shire: +634 0 to 4, The Hills Shire: +424
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 The Hills Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 21.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 11.0% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.2% and 12.8% 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 (7.5% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.5% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.9% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.7% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, The Hills Shire's population increased by 9,609 people (7.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.41% per year over the period.

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

  • 65 to 69 (+2,049 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+1,843 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+1,192 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (+990 persons)

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