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Wollondilly Shire

Five year age groups

There were 463 people over the age of 85 living in Wollondilly Shire in 2011, 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.

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
Wollondilly Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
0 to 43,1727.36.83,0197.56.6+153
5 to 93,4087.96.33,3728.46.5+36
10 to 143,4087.96.13,3988.46.5+10
15 to 193,2527.56.33,2378.06.6+15
20 to 242,6146.07.02,2975.77.2+317
25 to 292,1865.17.82,0935.27.4+93
30 to 342,4695.77.72,8207.07.9-351
35 to 393,2237.57.63,0907.77.7+133
40 to 443,3287.77.33,1677.97.6+161
45 to 493,1557.37.03,2148.07.2-59
50 to 543,1927.46.52,8097.06.3+383
55 to 592,7186.35.72,5146.25.8+204
60 to 642,4705.75.11,7364.34.4+734
65 to 691,6853.93.81,2073.03.4+478
70 to 741,1612.72.98712.22.8+290
75 to 798131.92.36681.72.5+145
80 to 845421.31.94781.22.0+64
85 and over4631.11.83540.91.6+109

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, Wollondilly Shire: 1.1% 80 to 84, Wollondilly Shire: 1.3% 75 to 79, Wollondilly Shire: 1.9% 70 to 74, Wollondilly Shire: 2.7% 65 to 69, Wollondilly Shire: 3.9% 60 to 64, Wollondilly Shire: 5.7% 55 to 59, Wollondilly Shire: 6.3% 50 to 54, Wollondilly Shire: 7.4% 45 to 49, Wollondilly Shire: 7.3% 40 to 44, Wollondilly Shire: 7.7% 35 to 39, Wollondilly Shire: 7.5% 30 to 34, Wollondilly Shire: 5.7% 25 to 29, Wollondilly Shire: 5.1% 20 to 24, Wollondilly Shire: 6.0% 15 to 19, Wollondilly Shire: 7.5% 10 to 14, Wollondilly Shire: 7.9% 5 to 9, Wollondilly Shire: 7.9% 0 to 4, Wollondilly Shire: 7.3%
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, Wollondilly Shire: +109 80 to 84, Wollondilly Shire: +64 75 to 79, Wollondilly Shire: +145 70 to 74, Wollondilly Shire: +290 65 to 69, Wollondilly Shire: +478 60 to 64, Wollondilly Shire: +734 55 to 59, Wollondilly Shire: +204 50 to 54, Wollondilly Shire: +383 45 to 49, Wollondilly Shire: -59 40 to 44, Wollondilly Shire: +161 35 to 39, Wollondilly Shire: +133 30 to 34, Wollondilly Shire: -351 25 to 29, Wollondilly Shire: +93 20 to 24, Wollondilly Shire: +317 15 to 19, Wollondilly Shire: +15 10 to 14, Wollondilly Shire: +10 5 to 9, Wollondilly Shire: +36 0 to 4, Wollondilly Shire: +153
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 Wollondilly 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, 23.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 10.8% 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 Wollondilly Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (7.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.9% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.1% 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, Wollondilly Shire's population increased by 2,915 people (7.2%). 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:

  • 60 to 64 (+734 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+478 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+383 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (-351 persons)

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