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City of West Torrens

Five year age groups

There were 1,877 people over the age of 85 living in the City of West Torrens in 2011, with largest age group being 20 to 24 year olds.

The Age Structure of the City of West Torrens 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 City of West Torrens'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 City of West Torrens'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
City of West Torrens - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
0 to 42,9925.46.02,5975.05.7+395
5 to 92,5064.65.72,4844.86.0+22
10 to 142,5604.76.02,4554.76.4+105
15 to 192,9615.46.62,9315.66.8+30
20 to 244,8258.87.14,4138.57.1+412
25 to 294,8258.87.04,0907.86.2+735
30 to 344,2987.86.43,8837.46.6+415
35 to 393,9157.16.73,9667.67.2-51
40 to 443,8096.97.13,6757.07.4+134
45 to 493,6156.67.13,4456.67.4+170
50 to 543,3706.16.92,9905.76.8+380
55 to 592,7925.16.22,6745.16.5+118
60 to 642,5714.75.82,3904.64.9+181
65 to 692,2154.04.42,1984.23.9+17
70 to 742,0813.83.42,2024.23.3-121
75 to 791,9573.62.82,2664.33.2-309
80 to 841,7923.32.41,9063.72.6-114
85 and over1,8773.42.41,5943.12.1+283

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 Adelaide: 2.4% 80 to 84, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% 75 to 79, Greater Adelaide: 2.8% 70 to 74, Greater Adelaide: 3.4% 65 to 69, Greater Adelaide: 4.4% 60 to 64, Greater Adelaide: 5.8% 55 to 59, Greater Adelaide: 6.2% 50 to 54, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% 45 to 49, Greater Adelaide: 7.1% 40 to 44, Greater Adelaide: 7.1% 35 to 39, Greater Adelaide: 6.7% 30 to 34, Greater Adelaide: 6.4% 25 to 29, Greater Adelaide: 7.0% 20 to 24, Greater Adelaide: 7.1% 15 to 19, Greater Adelaide: 6.6% 10 to 14, Greater Adelaide: 6.0% 5 to 9, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% 0 to 4, Greater Adelaide: 6.0% 85 and over, City of West Torrens: 3.4% 80 to 84, City of West Torrens: 3.3% 75 to 79, City of West Torrens: 3.6% 70 to 74, City of West Torrens: 3.8% 65 to 69, City of West Torrens: 4.0% 60 to 64, City of West Torrens: 4.7% 55 to 59, City of West Torrens: 5.1% 50 to 54, City of West Torrens: 6.1% 45 to 49, City of West Torrens: 6.6% 40 to 44, City of West Torrens: 6.9% 35 to 39, City of West Torrens: 7.1% 30 to 34, City of West Torrens: 7.8% 25 to 29, City of West Torrens: 8.8% 20 to 24, City of West Torrens: 8.8% 15 to 19, City of West Torrens: 5.4% 10 to 14, City of West Torrens: 4.7% 5 to 9, City of West Torrens: 4.6% 0 to 4, City of West Torrens: 5.4%
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, City of West Torrens: +283 80 to 84, City of West Torrens: -114 75 to 79, City of West Torrens: -309 70 to 74, City of West Torrens: -121 65 to 69, City of West Torrens: +17 60 to 64, City of West Torrens: +181 55 to 59, City of West Torrens: +118 50 to 54, City of West Torrens: +380 45 to 49, City of West Torrens: +170 40 to 44, City of West Torrens: +134 35 to 39, City of West Torrens: -51 30 to 34, City of West Torrens: +415 25 to 29, City of West Torrens: +735 20 to 24, City of West Torrens: +412 15 to 19, City of West Torrens: +30 10 to 14, City of West Torrens: +105 5 to 9, City of West Torrens: +22 0 to 4, City of West Torrens: +395
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 City of West Torrens in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 14.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 18.1% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.7% and 15.5% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of West Torrens and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (8.8% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (8.8% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (7.8% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (4.7% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of West Torrens's population increased by 2,802 people (5.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.05% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 29 (+735 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+415 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+412 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+395 persons)

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