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Language - African Languages
Age and gender

In 2011, 36% of the population who spoke African Languages were children (aged under 19 years), 48% were young adults (20 to 44), 15% were older adults (45 years and over).

Communities with different language origins may have quite a different age profile to the general population, depending on when the main groups migrated. The data provides key insight into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care and aged care.

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 and language.

To get a more complete picture African Languages Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types.

Derived from the Census questions:

  • 'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'
  • 'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'

  • Total NSW population
  • Population who speak African Languages
Age structure - Five year age groups
Language - African Languages20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)NumberAfrican Languages %% of total NSW populationNumberAfrican Languages %% of total NSW population2006 to 2011
0 to 41,2428.16.67818.86.4+461
5 to 91,3709.06.393410.56.6+436
10 to 141,5029.86.38459.56.8+657
15 to 191,4659.66.48519.56.7+614
20 to 241,3699.06.591810.36.6+451
25 to 291,55010.16.893310.56.5+617
30 to 341,65110.86.896210.87.1+689
35 to 391,5169.97.193110.47.2+585
40 to 441,3118.67.07618.57.4+550
45 to 499696.37.04675.27.3+502
50 to 546174.06.82923.36.6+325
55 to 593792.56.11371.56.1+242
60 to 641861.25.6680.84.8+118
65 to 69790.54.490.13.9+70
70 to 74280.23.4200.23.2+8
75 to 79280.22.770.12.9+21
80 to 84130.12.280.12.1+5
85 to 89110.11.400.01.1+11
90 to 94100.10.500.00.4+10
95 to 9900.00.100.00.10
100 years and over00.00.000.00.00

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 100+, Total New South Wales population: 0.0% 95-99, Total New South Wales population: 0.1% 90-94, Total New South Wales population: 0.5% 85-89, Total New South Wales population: 1.4% 80-84, Total New South Wales population: 2.2% 75-79, Total New South Wales population: 2.7% 70-74, Total New South Wales population: 3.4% 65-69, Total New South Wales population: 4.4% 60-64, Total New South Wales population: 5.6% 55-59, Total New South Wales population: 6.1% 50-54, Total New South Wales population: 6.8% 45-49, Total New South Wales population: 7.0% 40-44, Total New South Wales population: 7.0% 35-39, Total New South Wales population: 7.1% 30-34, Total New South Wales population: 6.8% 25-29, Total New South Wales population: 6.8% 20-24, Total New South Wales population: 6.5% 15-19, Total New South Wales population: 6.4% 10-14, Total New South Wales population: 6.3% 5-9, Total New South Wales population: 6.3% 0-4, Total New South Wales population: 6.6% 100+, Language - African Languages: 0.0% 95-99, Language - African Languages: 0.0% 90-94, Language - African Languages: 0.1% 85-89, Language - African Languages: 0.1% 80-84, Language - African Languages: 0.1% 75-79, Language - African Languages: 0.2% 70-74, Language - African Languages: 0.2% 65-69, Language - African Languages: 0.5% 60-64, Language - African Languages: 1.2% 55-59, Language - African Languages: 2.5% 50-54, Language - African Languages: 4.0% 45-49, Language - African Languages: 6.3% 40-44, Language - African Languages: 8.6% 35-39, Language - African Languages: 9.9% 30-34, Language - African Languages: 10.8% 25-29, Language - African Languages: 10.1% 20-24, Language - African Languages: 9.0% 15-19, Language - African Languages: 9.6% 10-14, Language - African Languages: 9.8% 5-9, Language - African Languages: 9.0% 0-4, Language - African Languages: 8.1%
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 100+, Language - African Languages: 0 95-99, Language - African Languages: 0 90-94, Language - African Languages: +10 85-89, Language - African Languages: +11 80-84, Language - African Languages: +5 75-79, Language - African Languages: +21 70-74, Language - African Languages: +8 65-69, Language - African Languages: +70 60-64, Language - African Languages: +118 55-59, Language - African Languages: +242 50-54, Language - African Languages: +325 45-49, Language - African Languages: +502 40-44, Language - African Languages: +550 35-39, Language - African Languages: +585 30-34, Language - African Languages: +689 25-29, Language - African Languages: +617 20-24, Language - African Languages: +451 15-19, Language - African Languages: +614 10-14, Language - African Languages: +657 5-9, Language - African Languages: +436 0-4, Language - African Languages: +461
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 New South Wales population who speak African Languages compared to the total population shows that in 2011 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, 26.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 1.1% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.3% and 14.7% respectively for the the New South Wales total population.

In NSW, the major differences between the age structure of African Languages speaking population compared to the total population were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30-34 (10.8% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60-64 (1.2% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65-69 (0.5% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 55-59 (2.5% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, African Languages speaking population increased by 6,372 people (71.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 11.38% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure of the African Languages speaking population between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 30 to 34 (+689 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (+657 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+617 persons)
  • 15 to 19 (+614 persons)