Five year age groups
There were 21,557 people over the age of 85 living in the WSROC Region in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.
The Age Structure of the WSROC Region 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 WSROC Region'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the five year age groups of the WSROC Region 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, 20.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 12.0% 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 the WSROC Region and Greater Sydney were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (7.3% compared to 6.4%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.1% compared to 6.4%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (6.4% compared to 5.8%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (1.4% compared to 2.0%)
From 2011 to 2016, WSROC Region's population increased by 146,888 people (10.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.05% 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 (+21,879 persons)
- 65 to 69 (+15,705 persons)
- 35 to 39 (+12,415 persons)
- 5 to 9 (+12,069 persons)