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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Service age groups

The age structure of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Wollondilly Shire provides insights into the demand for age-based services. Typically Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations around Australia have a younger age structure than the total population, but age structures vary greatly between areas.

To get a more complete picture, Wollondilly Shire's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Highest Level of Schooling information.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

Total population

Service age groups
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - Wollondilly Shire20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%New South Wales - ATSI %Number%New South Wales - ATSI %2011 to 2016
0 to 417211.011.510710.312.2+65
5 to 1126717.116.319118.416.3+76
12 to 1724315.613.015715.114.2+86
18 to 2420813.312.7979.312.0+111
25 to 3417311.112.811210.811.8+61
35 to 4924015.416.019919.217.6+41
50 to 591409.09.110410.08.7+36
60 to 64432.83.2525.03.0-9
65 and over764.95.4201.94.3+56

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

Service age groups, 2016
Service age groups, 2016 0 to 4, New South Wales - ATSI: 11.5% 5 to 11, New South Wales - ATSI: 16.3% 12 to 17, New South Wales - ATSI: 13.0% 18 to 24, New South Wales - ATSI: 12.7% 25 to 34, New South Wales - ATSI: 12.8% 35 to 49, New South Wales - ATSI: 16.0% 50 to 59, New South Wales - ATSI: 9.1% 60 to 64, New South Wales - ATSI: 3.2% 65 and over, New South Wales - ATSI: 5.4% 0 to 4, Wollondilly Shire - ATSI: 11.0% 5 to 11, Wollondilly Shire - ATSI: 17.1% 12 to 17, Wollondilly Shire - ATSI: 15.6% 18 to 24, Wollondilly Shire - ATSI: 13.3% 25 to 34, Wollondilly Shire - ATSI: 11.1% 35 to 49, Wollondilly Shire - ATSI: 15.4% 50 to 59, Wollondilly Shire - ATSI: 9.0% 60 to 64, Wollondilly Shire - ATSI: 2.8% 65 and over, Wollondilly Shire - ATSI: 4.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in service age groups, 2011 to 2016 0 to 4, Wollondilly Shire: +65 5 to 11, Wollondilly Shire: +76 12 to 17, Wollondilly Shire: +86 18 to 24, Wollondilly Shire: +111 25 to 34, Wollondilly Shire: +61 35 to 49, Wollondilly Shire: +41 50 to 59, Wollondilly Shire: +36 60 to 64, Wollondilly Shire: -9 65 and over, Wollondilly Shire: +56
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service age groups in Wollondilly Shire in 2016 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a similar proportion of people in the older age group (65+ years).

Overall, 43.7% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Wollondilly Shire was aged between 0 and 17, and 4.9% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 40.8% and 5.4% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI.

The major differences between the age groups of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Wollondilly Shire and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 12 to 17 years (15.6% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 5 to 11 years (17.1% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 25 to 34 years (11.1% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Wollondilly Shire's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population increased by 523 people (50.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 8.5% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age groups of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 18 to 24 (+111 people)
  • 12 to 17 (+86 people)
  • 5 to 11 (+76 people)
  • 0 to 4 (+65 people)

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