Yass Valley Council area
Five year age groups
There were 296 people over the age of 85 living in the Yass Valley Council area in 2016, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.
The Age Structure of the Yass Valley Council area 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 Yass Valley Council area'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?'
|Age structure - Five year age groups|
|Yass Valley Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)||2016||2011||Change|
|Five year age groups (years)||Number||%||Regional NSW %||Number||%||Regional NSW %||2011 to 2016|
|0 to 4||1,010||6.3||5.8||1,005||6.7||6.3||+5|
|5 to 9||1,181||7.3||6.4||1,106||7.4||6.3||+75|
|10 to 14||1,209||7.5||6.1||1,125||7.5||6.7||+84|
|15 to 19||1,032||6.4||6.0||996||6.6||6.6||+36|
|20 to 24||730||4.5||5.6||649||4.3||5.6||+81|
|25 to 29||669||4.1||5.5||569||3.8||5.2||+99|
|30 to 34||788||4.9||5.5||834||5.6||5.2||-47|
|35 to 39||913||5.7||5.4||1,119||7.5||6.1||-206|
|40 to 44||1,294||8.0||6.1||1,274||8.5||6.5||+19|
|45 to 49||1,322||8.2||6.4||1,164||7.8||6.9||+157|
|50 to 54||1,178||7.3||6.8||1,195||8.0||7.2||-18|
|55 to 59||1,158||7.2||7.1||975||6.5||6.7||+183|
|60 to 64||1,036||6.4||6.7||971||6.5||6.5||+64|
|65 to 69||943||5.8||6.4||742||4.9||5.4||+201|
|70 to 74||654||4.1||5.0||482||3.2||4.3||+172|
|75 to 79||439||2.7||3.7||307||2.0||3.4||+132|
|80 to 84||292||1.8||2.6||283||1.9||2.7||+8|
|85 and over||296||1.8||2.7||208||1.4||2.3||+87|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the five year age groups of the Yass Valley Council area in 2016 compared to Regional NSW 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, 21.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 16.3% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.4% and 20.6% respectively for Regional NSW.
The major differences between the age structure of the Yass Valley Council area and Regional NSW were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (8.0% compared to 6.1%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 45 to 49 (8.2% compared to 6.4%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (7.5% compared to 6.1%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.1% compared to 5.5%)
From 2011 to 2016, Yass Valley Council area's population increased by 1,132 people (7.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.46% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 35 to 39 (-206 persons)
- 65 to 69 (+201 persons)
- 55 to 59 (+183 persons)
- 70 to 74 (+172 persons)