There were 13 people over the age of 85 living in ACT peri-urban area in 2016, with largest age group being 40 to 44 year olds.
The Age Structure of ACT peri-urban 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 ACT peri-urban 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|
|ACT peri-urban area - Total persons (Usual residence)||2016||2011||Change|
|Five year age groups (years)||Number||%||Yass Valley Council area %||Number||%||Yass Valley Council area %||2011 to 2016|
|0 to 4||129||5.8||6.3||85||4.1||6.7||+44|
|5 to 9||140||6.3||7.3||155||7.4||7.4||-15|
|10 to 14||173||7.7||7.5||185||8.8||7.5||-12|
|15 to 19||189||8.5||6.4||167||8.0||6.6||+22|
|20 to 24||115||5.2||4.5||80||3.8||4.3||+35|
|25 to 29||85||3.8||4.1||62||3.0||3.8||+24|
|30 to 34||95||4.3||4.9||94||4.5||5.6||0|
|35 to 39||102||4.6||5.7||158||7.6||7.5||-56|
|40 to 44||193||8.6||8.0||198||9.5||8.5||-5|
|45 to 49||187||8.4||8.2||169||8.1||7.8||+17|
|50 to 54||172||7.7||7.3||173||8.3||8.0||-1|
|55 to 59||141||6.3||7.2||135||6.4||6.5||+6|
|60 to 64||140||6.3||6.4||182||8.7||6.5||-42|
|65 to 69||155||7.0||5.8||117||5.6||4.9||+38|
|70 to 74||119||5.3||4.1||70||3.4||3.2||+48|
|75 to 79||56||2.5||2.7||36||1.7||2.0||+20|
|80 to 84||27||1.2||1.8||17||0.8||1.9||+10|
|85 and over||13||0.6||1.8||8||0.4||1.4||+5|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the five year age groups of ACT peri-urban area in 2016 compared to Yass Valley Council area shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).
Overall, 19.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 16.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 21.1% and 16.3% respectively for Yass Valley Council area.
The major differences between the age structure of ACT peri-urban area and Yass Valley Council area were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (8.5% compared to 6.4%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (5.3% compared to 4.1%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (7.0% compared to 5.8%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (0.6% compared to 1.8%)
From 2011 to 2016, ACT peri-urban area's population increased by 137 people (6.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.27% per year over the period.
The largest change in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 was in the age group:
- 35 to 39 (-56 persons)