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Wollondilly Shire

Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There were 652 people over the age of 85 living in Wollondilly Shire in 2016, with largest age group being 5 to 9 year olds.

The Age Structure of Wollondilly 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 Wollondilly 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 Wollondilly Shire's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Wollondilly Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
0 to 43,3136.86.43,1727.36.8+141
5 to 93,7377.76.43,4087.96.3+329
10 to 143,6287.55.83,4087.96.1+220
15 to 193,4117.06.03,2527.56.3+159
20 to 242,9026.07.12,6146.07.0+288
25 to 292,7495.77.92,1865.17.8+563
30 to 342,9586.18.12,4695.77.7+489
35 to 393,0116.27.43,2237.57.6-212
40 to 443,5557.37.13,3287.77.3+227
45 to 493,5027.26.73,1557.37.0+347
50 to 543,2656.76.33,1927.46.5+73
55 to 593,2126.65.82,7186.35.7+494
60 to 642,8035.85.02,4705.75.1+333
65 to 692,3874.94.41,6853.93.8+702
70 to 741,6153.33.31,1612.72.9+454
75 to 791,0862.22.48131.92.3+273
80 to 847201.51.85421.31.9+178
85 and over6521.32.04631.11.8+189
Total population48,506100.0100.043,259100.0100.0+5,247
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Wollondilly 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 lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 22.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 13.3% 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 Wollondilly Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (7.5% 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 (5.7% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (6.1% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Wollondilly Shire's population increased by 5,247 people (12.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.32% per year over the period.

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

  • 65 to 69 (+702 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+563 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+494 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+489 persons)