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AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
AGE AND SEX DISTRIBUTION (%), Australian Capital Territory - 30 June 2015
At June 2015, the ACT's median age (the age at which half the population is older and half is younger) was 35.1 years, a slight increase from 34.4 years in 2010. This was younger than Australia's median age (37.4 years), and the second youngest of all states and territories, after the Northern Territory (32.2 years).
Within the ACT, the SA2 of Acton had the lowest median age in 2015 at 23.3 years. This was followed by Civic (25.6 years), Bruce (26.9) and Campbell (27.2), all of which have large numbers of students or military personnel. In contrast, Yarralumla had the highest median age at 47.5 years, followed by Isaacs at 47.1 years, and Chapman at 46.4 years.
CHILDREN (UNDER 15 YEARS OF AGE)
POPULATION AGED LESS THAN 15 YEARS, Statistical Areas Level 2, Australian Capital Territory - 30 June 2015
WORKING AGE POPULATION (AGED 15-64 YEARS)
At June 2015, the ACT's working age population (aged 15 to 64 years) was 269,500 people or 69% of the population. This was higher than the national proportion of 66% and the second highest of any state or territory, after the Northern Territory (71%).
Many of the SA2s with the highest proportions of people aged 15 to 64 years had large student populations or were located near the city centre. These included Acton (96%), where the Australian National University is located, Civic (92%) and Braddon (88%) near the city centre, and Bruce (83%), which contains the University of Canberra.
PEOPLE AGED 65 YEARS AND OVER
Around 12% of the ACT's population (47,500 people) were aged 65 years and over at June 2015. This was a lower proportion than Australia as a whole (15%) and the second lowest of all states and territories, after the Northern Territory (6.9%).
The SA2s with the highest proportions of people aged 65 years and over in 2015 were Yarralumla in the inner south and Page near Belconnen in the north (both 25%), followed by Isaacs and Chapman (both 24%) in southern Canberra.
POPULATION AGED 65 YEARS AND OVER, Statistical Areas Level 2, Australian Capital Territory - 30 June 2015
There were 98.5 males for every 100 females in the ACT at June 2015, similar to the sex ratio for Australia (99.0).
Campbell, which contains the Royal Military College - Duntroon, was the SA2 with the highest sex ratio in the ACT, at 154.8 males for every 100 females. This was followed by Macarthur (121.5), Braddon (118.1) and Reid (112.1).
Deakin had the lowest sex ratio (80.8) in the ACT (and Australia), followed by Page (81.6). This may reflect the longer life expectancies of females, as these areas also have relatively high proportions of people in older age groups.
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