Five year age groups
There were 121 people over the age of 85 living in Cheltenham in 2016, with largest age group being 40 to 44 year olds.
The Age Structure of Cheltenham provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Cheltenham'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the five year age groups of Cheltenham in 2016 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).
Overall, 19.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 17.9% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.0% and 19.2% respectively for City of Bayside.
The major differences between the age structure of Cheltenham and City of Bayside were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (6.2% compared to 4.3%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (6.7% compared to 5.1%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (6.2% compared to 7.8%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (4.8% compared to 6.4%)
From 2011 to 2016, Cheltenham's population increased by 267 people (8.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.55% per year over the period.
The largest change in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 was in the age group:
- 10 to 14 (+88 persons)