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AGE AND SEX DISTRIBUTION - NEW SOUTH WALES
MALES PER 100 FEMALES, NSW, By Age - 2004
CHILDREN - AGED 0-14 YEARS
At 30 June 2004, there were 1.33 million children aged 0-14 years in NSW, a decrease of 8000 children during the last 12 months. Children in this age group comprised 19.7% of the state's population. The North Western SD had the highest proportion of children at 23.1% (27,400 persons) followed by the Murrumbidgee SD at 22.1% (33,800 persons). The Sydney SD had the lowest proportion of children at 19.3% (815,000 persons) followed by the Richmond Tweed SD at 19.7% (44,000 persons).
The highest proportions of children in the Sydney SD were located in the western metropolitan SLAs of Blacktown (C) - South-West (27.2%), Camden (A) (25.6%), Liverpool (C) (24.5%) and Campbelltown (24.2%). The lowest proportions of children were located in the inner city SLAs of Sydney (C) - Inner (7.4%), Sydney (C) - Central (8.3%), Sydney (C) - South (8.9%) and North Sydney (A) (9.8%). In regional NSW, the highest proportions of children were located in the Bourke (A) (27.7%), Brewarrina (A) (26.7%), Coonamble (A) (24.9%) and Cobar (A) (24.7%) SLAs while the lowest proportions were in the Newcastle (C) - Inner (7.7%), Nundle (A) (14.5%), Barraba (A) (16.0%) and Great Lakes (A) (16.5%) SLAs.
PROPORTION OF POPULATION AGED 0-14 YEARS - At 30 June 2004
WORKING AGE POPULATION - AGED 15-64 YEARS
Over two-thirds of the NSW population (4.50 million persons) were in the working age group (aged 15-64 years) at 30 June 2004. This represents an increase of 34,000 persons since 2003. The Sydney SD (68.7% or 2.91 million persons) was the only SD to have a proportion for this age group higher than the state proportion. The lowest proportions were recorded in the Mid-North Coast (61.1% or 178,200 persons) and Far West (62.4% or 14,800 persons) SDs.
Within the Sydney SD, the highest proportions occurred in the inner city SLAs of Sydney (C) - Central (83.0%), Sydney (C) - Inner (81.6%), Sydney (C) - South (81.5%) and North Sydney (A) (78.5%). The lowest proportions were in the Wyong (A) (60.8%), Gosford (C) (62.4%), Bankstown (C) (64.6%) and Ku-ring-gai (A) (64.7%) SLAs. Outside the Sydney SD, the SLAs with the highest proportions were Newcastle (C) - Inner (81.8%), Unincorporated Far West (74.4%), Eastern Capital City Regional (A) - Pt A (70.2%) and Snowy River (A) 70.0%). The lowest proportions were in the SLAs of Tweed (A) - Pt A (57.3%), Great Lakes (A) (57.6%), Bingara (A) (57.6%) and Clarence Valley (A) - Maclean (58.2%).
PROPORTION OF POPULATION AGED 15-64 YEARS - At 30 June 2004
OLDER PEOPLE - AGED 65 YEARS AND OVER
In the 12 months to 30 June 2004, the population of older people aged 65 years and over increased by 17,800 to around 907,300 persons. Older people now represent 13.5% of the NSW population. At the SD level, the highest proportions of older people were in the Mid-North Coast (18.9% or 55,100 persons), Far West (A) (17.7% or 4,200 persons) and Richmond-Tweed (17.6% or 39,400 persons) SDs, while the Sydney SD (12.1% or 511,000 persons) was the only SD to have a proportion lower than the state as a whole.
The proportions of older people in SLAs in the Sydney SD were highest in the Central Coast with Wyong (A) and Gosford (C) recording 17.7% and 17.6% respectively. These were followed by 16.3% in both the Hunter's Hill (A) and Sutherland (A) - East SLAs. The lowest proportions were in the western metropolitan SLAs of Blacktown (C) - North (6.1%), Blacktown (C) - South-West (6.7%), Campbelltown (C) (7.0%) and Penrith (C) (7.5%). In non-metropolitan NSW, the highest proportions were recorded in the coastal SLAs of Great Lakes (A) (25.9%) and Tweed (A) - Pt A (25.8%) followed by the inland SLAs of Barraba (A) at 24.7% and Bingara (A) at 23.4%. The lowest proportion were recorded in the Eastern Capital City Regional (A) - Pt A (7.0%) followed by the Unincorporated Far West (8.7%), Bourke (A) (8.8%) and Greater Queanbeyan (C) (9.1%) SLAs.
PROPORTION OF POPULATION AGED 65 YEARS AND OVER - At 30 June 2004
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