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There were 912 people over the age of 85 living in Brighton in 2011, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.

The Age Structure of Brighton provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Brighton's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

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.

To get a more complete picture Brighton's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Brighton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
0 to 41,2075.56.01,1455.46.4+62
5 to 91,3706.27.01,2726.06.5+97
10 to 141,3456.16.51,3896.56.6-44
15 to 191,4296.56.31,4156.76.5+14
20 to 241,1415.25.31,1015.24.8+40
25 to 298013.73.78003.83.8+1
30 to 348744.04.19604.55.2-87
35 to 391,3045.96.51,3706.57.4-66
40 to 441,6377.58.31,6367.78.1+1
45 to 491,7448.08.11,7888.48.2-44
50 to 541,7397.97.71,5627.47.3+176
55 to 591,5086.96.51,5887.56.8-79
60 to 641,5297.06.21,3326.35.3+197
65 to 691,2355.64.98894.23.8+347
70 to 748553.93.56613.13.2+194
75 to 796523.02.97113.33.5-59
80 to 846513.02.97723.63.4-122
85 and over9124.23.68273.93.2+85

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 85 and over, City of Bayside: 3.6% 80 to 84, City of Bayside: 2.9% 75 to 79, City of Bayside: 2.9% 70 to 74, City of Bayside: 3.5% 65 to 69, City of Bayside: 4.9% 60 to 64, City of Bayside: 6.2% 55 to 59, City of Bayside: 6.5% 50 to 54, City of Bayside: 7.7% 45 to 49, City of Bayside: 8.1% 40 to 44, City of Bayside: 8.3% 35 to 39, City of Bayside: 6.5% 30 to 34, City of Bayside: 4.1% 25 to 29, City of Bayside: 3.7% 20 to 24, City of Bayside: 5.3% 15 to 19, City of Bayside: 6.3% 10 to 14, City of Bayside: 6.5% 5 to 9, City of Bayside: 7.0% 0 to 4, City of Bayside: 6.0% 85 and over, Brighton: 4.2% 80 to 84, Brighton: 3.0% 75 to 79, Brighton: 3.0% 70 to 74, Brighton: 3.9% 65 to 69, Brighton: 5.6% 60 to 64, Brighton: 7.0% 55 to 59, Brighton: 6.9% 50 to 54, Brighton: 7.9% 45 to 49, Brighton: 8.0% 40 to 44, Brighton: 7.5% 35 to 39, Brighton: 5.9% 30 to 34, Brighton: 4.0% 25 to 29, Brighton: 3.7% 20 to 24, Brighton: 5.2% 15 to 19, Brighton: 6.5% 10 to 14, Brighton: 6.1% 5 to 9, Brighton: 6.2% 0 to 4, Brighton: 5.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id 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 85 and over, Brighton: +85 80 to 84, Brighton: -122 75 to 79, Brighton: -59 70 to 74, Brighton: +194 65 to 69, Brighton: +347 60 to 64, Brighton: +197 55 to 59, Brighton: -79 50 to 54, Brighton: +176 45 to 49, Brighton: -44 40 to 44, Brighton: +1 35 to 39, Brighton: -66 30 to 34, Brighton: -87 25 to 29, Brighton: +1 20 to 24, Brighton: +40 15 to 19, Brighton: +14 10 to 14, Brighton: -44 5 to 9, Brighton: +97 0 to 4, Brighton: +62
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Brighton in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 17.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 19.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.6% and 17.7% respectively for City of Bayside.

The major differences between the age structure of Brighton and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (7.0% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (5.6% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (7.5% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (6.2% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Brighton's population increased by 714 people (3.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.66% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 65 to 69 (+347 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+197 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+194 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+176 persons)