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Charlestown Electoral Division
Population

In 2011, 26% of people in the Charlestown Electoral Division were children (aged under 19 years), 31% were young adults (20 to 44), 43% were older adults (45 years and over).

The Age Structure of the Charlestown Electoral Division 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 Charlestown Electoral Division'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 last birthday)?'

Total NSW population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Charlestown Electoral Division - Total persons20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)NumberCharlestown Electoral Division %New South Wales %NumberCharlestown Electoral Division %New South Wales %2006 to 2011
0 to 44,4966.46.64,1676.16.4+329
5 to 94,3776.26.34,4086.46.6-31
10 to 144,4196.36.34,7546.96.8-335
15 to 194,7306.76.44,8487.16.7-118
20 to 244,2036.06.54,0435.96.6+160
25 to 293,9475.66.83,5095.16.5+438
30 to 344,0645.86.84,1546.07.1-90
35 to 394,5506.57.14,6386.77.2-88
40 to 445,0007.17.04,9187.27.4+82
45 to 494,8116.87.05,0697.47.3-258
50 to 544,7906.86.84,4476.56.6+343
55 to 594,2736.16.14,2456.26.1+28
60 to 643,9715.65.63,6835.44.8+288
65 to 693,4154.94.43,2124.73.9+203
70 to 742,9724.23.42,9614.33.2+11
75 to 792,5263.62.72,5893.82.9-63
80 to 842,1293.02.21,8662.72.1+263
85 and over1,7292.52.01,2391.81.7+491

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

Age structure - five year age groups, 2011
Age structure - five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, Total New South Wales population: 2.0% 80 to 84, Total New South Wales population: 2.2% 75 to 79, Total New South Wales population: 2.7% 70 to 74, Total New South Wales population: 3.4% 65 to 69, Total New South Wales population: 4.4% 60 to 64, Total New South Wales population: 5.6% 55 to 59, Total New South Wales population: 6.1% 50 to 54, Total New South Wales population: 6.8% 45 to 49, Total New South Wales population: 7.0% 40 to 44, Total New South Wales population: 7.0% 35 to 39, Total New South Wales population: 7.1% 30 to 34, Total New South Wales population: 6.8% 25 to 29, Total New South Wales population: 6.8% 20 to 24, Total New South Wales population: 6.5% 15 to 19, Total New South Wales population: 6.4% 10 to 14, Total New South Wales population: 6.3% 5 to 9, Total New South Wales population: 6.3% 0 to 4, Total New South Wales population: 6.6% 85 and over, Charlestown Electoral Division: 2.5% 80 to 84, Charlestown Electoral Division: 3.0% 75 to 79, Charlestown Electoral Division: 3.6% 70 to 74, Charlestown Electoral Division: 4.2% 65 to 69, Charlestown Electoral Division: 4.9% 60 to 64, Charlestown Electoral Division: 5.6% 55 to 59, Charlestown Electoral Division: 6.1% 50 to 54, Charlestown Electoral Division: 6.8% 45 to 49, Charlestown Electoral Division: 6.8% 40 to 44, Charlestown Electoral Division: 7.1% 35 to 39, Charlestown Electoral Division: 6.5% 30 to 34, Charlestown Electoral Division: 5.8% 25 to 29, Charlestown Electoral Division: 5.6% 20 to 24, Charlestown Electoral Division: 6.0% 15 to 19, Charlestown Electoral Division: 6.7% 10 to 14, Charlestown Electoral Division: 6.3% 5 to 9, Charlestown Electoral Division: 6.2% 0 to 4, Charlestown Electoral Division: 6.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, Charlestown Electoral Division: +491 80 to 84, Charlestown Electoral Division: +263 75 to 79, Charlestown Electoral Division: -63 70 to 74, Charlestown Electoral Division: +11 65 to 69, Charlestown Electoral Division: +203 60 to 64, Charlestown Electoral Division: +288 55 to 59, Charlestown Electoral Division: +28 50 to 54, Charlestown Electoral Division: +343 45 to 49, Charlestown Electoral Division: -258 40 to 44, Charlestown Electoral Division: +82 35 to 39, Charlestown Electoral Division: -88 30 to 34, Charlestown Electoral Division: -90 25 to 29, Charlestown Electoral Division: +438 20 to 24, Charlestown Electoral Division: +160 15 to 19, Charlestown Electoral Division: -118 10 to 14, Charlestown Electoral Division: -335 5 to 9, Charlestown Electoral Division: -31 0 to 4, Charlestown Electoral Division: +329
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of the Charlestown Electoral Division's population compared to the New South Wales total population shows that in 2011 there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 18.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 18.1% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.3% and 14.7% respectively for the New South Wales population.

The major differences between the age structure of the Charlestown Electoral Division and the New South Wales population were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (3.6% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (3.0% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.6% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.8% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the Charlestown Electoral Division's population increased by 1,650 people (2.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.48% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 85 and over (+491 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+438 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+343 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (-335 persons)