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3235.0 - Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/08/2015   
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SUMMARY

SEX RATIOS AND MEDIAN AGES - Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSAs), 2014

Sex Ratio
Median Age(a)
GCCSA
males per 100 females
years

Greater Sydney
98.3
36.2
Greater Melbourne
97.6
36.1
Greater Brisbane
98.8
35.1
Greater Adelaide
96.8
38.8
Greater Perth
100.2
35.4
Greater Hobart
98.0
39.6
Greater Darwin
110.6
33.1
Australian Capital Territory
98.8
34.9
Total Greater Capital Cities
98.4
36.1
Total Australia
99.1
37.3

(a) The age at which half the population is older and half is younger.

SA2s WITH HIGHEST AND LOWEST SEX RATIOS(a), 2014

Sex Ratio
SA2GCCSA
males per 100 females

HIGHEST SEX RATIOS

East PilbaraRest of WA
349.3
RoebourneRest of WA
234.4
AshburtonRest of WA
228.5
Casuarina - Wellard (East)Greater Perth
219.6
BerrimahGreater Darwin
196.4

LOWEST SEX RATIOS

DeakinAustralian Capital Territory
81.1
PageAustralian Capital Territory
82.9
Sippy DownsRest of Qld
83.2
CoombabahRest of Qld
83.3
HackettAustralian Capital Territory
84.3

(a) Excludes SA2s with a population of less than 1,000 at June 2014.

SA2s WITH OLDEST AND YOUNGEST MEDIAN AGES(a), 2014

Median Age
SA2GCCSA
years

OLDEST MEDIAN AGES

Tea Gardens - Hawks NestRest of NSW
60.6
TuncurryRest of NSW
59.6
Bribie IslandGreater Brisbane
58.6
PaynesvilleRest of Vic.
58.4
Victor HarborRest of SA
57.7

YOUNGEST MEDIAN AGES

YarrabahRest of Qld
22.9
ActonAustralian Capital Territory
23.0
ThamarrurrRest of NT
23.0
Northern PeninsulaRest of Qld
24.0
St LuciaGreater Brisbane
24.4

(a) Excludes SA2s with a population of less than 1,000 at June 2014.


KEY POINTS AT 30 JUNE 2014
  • Greater Darwin and Greater Perth were the only capital cities where males outnumbered females.
  • The SA2s with the highest sex ratios were predominately mining areas in regional Western Australia (including East Pilbara, Roebourne and Ashburton), and areas which contained prisons (including Casuarina - Wellard (East) in Western Australia and Berrimah in the Northern Territory).
  • The SA2s with the lowest sex ratios included the Canberra suburbs of Deakin and Page, Sippy Downs on the Sunshine Coast and Coombabah on the Gold Coast.
  • Greater Hobart had the oldest population of all Australian capital cities, while Greater Darwin had the youngest.
  • The SA2s with the oldest median ages were coastal areas, including Tea Gardens - Hawks Nest near Port Stephens in New South Wales, Bribie Island in Queensland, Paynesville in Victoria's Gippsland region, and Victor Harbor on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula.
  • Many of the SA2s with the youngest median ages also had high proportions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (including Yarrabah and Northern Peninsula in Queensland, and Thamarrurr in the Northern Territory) or large student populations (Acton in Canberra and St Lucia in Brisbane).

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