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Religion - Baha'i
Age and gender

In 2011, 26% of the population who had a religion of Baha'i were children (aged under 19 years), 34% were young adults (20 to 44), 40% were older adults (45 years and over).

Communities with different religious backgrounds may have quite a different age profile to the general population, depending on when the main groups migrated. The data provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care amongst religious communities. p>

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 by religions.

To get a more complete picture Baha'i 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)?'
  • 'What is your religion?'

  • Total NSW population
  • Population with a religion of Baha'i
Age structure - Five year age groups
Religion - Baha'i20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)NumberBaha'i %% of total NSW populationNumberBaha'i %% of total NSW population2006 to 2011
0 to 41894.26.61984.66.4-9
5 to 93587.96.33939.16.6-35
10 to 143527.86.33658.56.8-13
15 to 192746.16.43638.46.7-89
20 to 243307.36.53558.26.6-25
25 to 293507.76.82976.96.5+53
30 to 343287.36.82215.17.1+107
35 to 392255.07.12766.47.2-51
40 to 443167.07.03828.97.4-66
45 to 493908.67.03879.07.3+3
50 to 543898.66.83187.46.6+71
55 to 593167.06.12325.46.1+84
60 to 642305.15.61724.04.8+58
65 to 691633.64.41313.03.9+32
70 to 741262.83.4771.83.2+49
75 to 79791.72.7671.62.9+12
80 to 84651.42.2320.72.1+33
85 to 89260.61.4230.51.1+3
90 to 94110.20.5120.30.4-1
95 to 9900.00.140.10.1-4
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+, Religion - Baha'i: 0.0% 95-99, Religion - Baha'i: 0.0% 90-94, Religion - Baha'i: 0.2% 85-89, Religion - Baha'i: 0.6% 80-84, Religion - Baha'i: 1.4% 75-79, Religion - Baha'i: 1.7% 70-74, Religion - Baha'i: 2.8% 65-69, Religion - Baha'i: 3.6% 60-64, Religion - Baha'i: 5.1% 55-59, Religion - Baha'i: 7.0% 50-54, Religion - Baha'i: 8.6% 45-49, Religion - Baha'i: 8.6% 40-44, Religion - Baha'i: 7.0% 35-39, Religion - Baha'i: 5.0% 30-34, Religion - Baha'i: 7.3% 25-29, Religion - Baha'i: 7.7% 20-24, Religion - Baha'i: 7.3% 15-19, Religion - Baha'i: 6.1% 10-14, Religion - Baha'i: 7.8% 5-9, Religion - Baha'i: 7.9% 0-4, Religion - Baha'i: 4.2%
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+, Religion - Baha'i: 0 95-99, Religion - Baha'i: -4 90-94, Religion - Baha'i: -1 85-89, Religion - Baha'i: +3 80-84, Religion - Baha'i: +33 75-79, Religion - Baha'i: +12 70-74, Religion - Baha'i: +49 65-69, Religion - Baha'i: +32 60-64, Religion - Baha'i: +58 55-59, Religion - Baha'i: +84 50-54, Religion - Baha'i: +71 45-49, Religion - Baha'i: +3 40-44, Religion - Baha'i: -66 35-39, Religion - Baha'i: -51 30-34, Religion - Baha'i: +107 25-29, Religion - Baha'i: +53 20-24, Religion - Baha'i: -25 15-19, Religion - Baha'i: -89 10-14, Religion - Baha'i: -13 5-9, Religion - Baha'i: -35 0-4, Religion - Baha'i: -9
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 Baha'i religious affiliation population 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, 19.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 10.4% 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 Baha'i religious affiliated population compared to the total population were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 50-54 (8.6% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 45-49 (8.6% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0-4 (4.2% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35-39 (5.0% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Baha'i religious affilated population increased by 212 people (4.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.97% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure of the Baha'i religious affiliated population between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 30 to 34 (+107 persons)
  • 15 to 19 (-89 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+84 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+71 persons)