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City of West Torrens

Five year age groups

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There were 2,148 people over the age of 85 living in the City of West Torrens in 2016, with largest age group being 25 to 29 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?'

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of the City of West Torrens in 2016 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, 14.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 18.0% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.4% and 17.2% 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 (8.9% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (8.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (8.2% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (4.3% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of West Torrens's population increased by 2,939 people (5.3%). 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 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 30 to 34 (+644 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+484 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+362 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+323 persons)

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