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ACT peri-urban area

Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

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.

To get a more complete picture ACT peri-urban area's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.


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)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Yass Valley Council area %Number%Yass Valley Council area %2011 to 2016
0 to 41295.86.3854.16.7+44
5 to 91406.37.31557.47.4-15
10 to 141737.77.51858.87.5-12
15 to 191898.56.41678.06.6+22
20 to 241155.24.5803.84.3+35
25 to 29853.84.1623.03.8+24
30 to 34954.34.9944.55.60
35 to 391024.65.71587.67.5-56
40 to 441938.68.01989.58.5-5
45 to 491878.48.21698.17.8+17
50 to 541727.77.31738.38.0-1
55 to 591416.37.21356.46.5+6
60 to 641406.36.41828.76.5-42
65 to 691557.05.81175.64.9+38
70 to 741195.34.1703.43.2+48
75 to 79562.52.7361.72.0+20
80 to 84271.21.8170.81.9+10
85 and over130.61.880.41.4+5
Total population2,238100.0100.02,101100.0100.0+138
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

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%)

Emerging groups

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)