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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 WSROC Region 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, WSROC Region'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 - WSROC Region20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%New South Wales - ATSI %Number%New South Wales - ATSI %2006 to 2011
0 to 42,92311.712.22,51512.312.4+408
5 to 113,97615.916.33,62517.718.1+351
12 to 173,50214.014.23,07015.014.9+432
18 to 243,24813.012.02,49412.211.6+754
25 to 343,23012.911.82,83613.912.6+394
35 to 494,35117.417.63,49617.117.6+855
50 to 592,0548.28.71,4106.97.2+644
60 to 647272.93.03701.82.1+357
65 and over1,0614.24.36503.23.5+411

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Service age groups, 2011
Service age groups, 2011 0 to 4, New South Wales - ATSI: 12.2% 5 to 11, New South Wales - ATSI: 16.3% 12 to 17, New South Wales - ATSI: 14.2% 18 to 24, New South Wales - ATSI: 12.0% 25 to 34, New South Wales - ATSI: 11.8% 35 to 49, New South Wales - ATSI: 17.6% 50 to 59, New South Wales - ATSI: 8.7% 60 to 64, New South Wales - ATSI: 3.0% 65 and over, New South Wales - ATSI: 4.3% 0 to 4, WSROC Region - ATSI: 11.7% 5 to 11, WSROC Region - ATSI: 15.9% 12 to 17, WSROC Region - ATSI: 14.0% 18 to 24, WSROC Region - ATSI: 13.0% 25 to 34, WSROC Region - ATSI: 12.9% 35 to 49, WSROC Region - ATSI: 17.4% 50 to 59, WSROC Region - ATSI: 8.2% 60 to 64, WSROC Region - ATSI: 2.9% 65 and over, WSROC Region - ATSI: 4.2%
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 service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in service age groups, 2006 to 2011 0 to 4, WSROC Region: +408 5 to 11, WSROC Region: +351 12 to 17, WSROC Region: +432 18 to 24, WSROC Region: +754 25 to 34, WSROC Region: +394 35 to 49, WSROC Region: +855 50 to 59, WSROC Region: +644 60 to 64, WSROC Region: +357 65 and over, WSROC Region: +411
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service age groups in the WSROC Region in 2011 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI shows that there was a lower 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, 41.5% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the WSROC Region was aged between 0 and 17, and 4.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 42.6% and 4.3% 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 the WSROC Region and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 25 to 34 years (12.9% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 18 to 24 years (13.0% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, WSROC Region's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population increased by 4,606 people (22.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.14% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age groups of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 49 (+855 people)
  • 18 to 24 (+754 people)
  • 50 to 59 (+644 people)
  • 12 to 17 (+432 people)

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