Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Liverpool Local Government Area (LGA) has an area of 305 sq km and has a current estimated population of 195,355. It is located approximately 32 km south west of Sydney, and is identified under the New South Wales Government’s Draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney as a regional city. It incorporates the major city centre of the Liverpool CBD, clusters of local suburban villages, and rural areas.
The Liverpool LGA enjoys significant cultural diversity, with 40% of the population being born overseas, which is higher than the proportion of Sydney’s population born overseas (34%). These residents originate from over 150 different countries, with the top ten birthplaces being Fiji (6,395), Iraq (6,114), Vietnam (5,230), India (4,213), Philippines (3,580), Lebanon (3,573), New Zealand (3,076), Italy (2,893), England (2,177) and Serbia / Montenegro (2,233).
Although Liverpool LGA is mostly a ‘younger’ population (with 81.31% of the population aged 54 years or younger) a number of other demographic factors are relevant to the Strategy, including:
- Nearly 1 in every 5 persons living in Liverpool (or 18.69%) is aged 55 years or older
- There has been a 20% increase in the population of aged 55 to 74 years, compared to 6% increase in the 20 to 34 year age group (between 2006 and 2011)
- There has been a 31% increase in persons aged 85+ years (between 2006 and 2011) with this trend expected to continue in coming years
Liverpool City Council is committed to providing sound planning to support and embrace the opportunities presented by the changing demographics of the community. The Liverpool City Ageing Strategy and Action Plan 2014-2017 is an integral part of Liverpool City Council’s Growing Liverpool 2023 and Delivery Program. It provides a whole of Council plan which aims to maximise the opportunities for seniors to contribute to all aspects of community life, and ensures that the specific needs of seniors are considered in all aspects of Council’s activities.
Liverpool City Council recognises the significant contribution that seniors make to all aspects of civic, economic and cultural life. Through the Ageing Strategy, Council commits to working with seniors and others in order to ensure that seniors have expanded opportunities to experience, and contribute to, the vibrancy of Liverpool City.