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There were 261 people over the age of 85 living in Highett in 2011, with largest age group being 40 to 44 year olds.

The Age Structure of Highett provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Highett'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 Highett'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
Highett - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
0 to 45438.46.04487.36.4+95
5 to 94316.77.03826.26.5+50
10 to 143785.86.53525.86.6+26
15 to 193335.16.33115.16.5+22
20 to 242974.65.33004.94.8-3
25 to 293235.03.73555.83.8-32
30 to 344246.64.14817.95.2-56
35 to 395959.26.561410.17.4-20
40 to 446189.58.35058.38.1+112
45 to 495127.98.14076.78.2+105
50 to 543956.17.73826.37.3+13
55 to 593385.26.53485.76.8-10
60 to 643405.26.22263.75.3+113
65 to 692283.54.91652.73.8+63
70 to 741492.33.51732.83.2-24
75 to 791372.12.92333.83.5-96
80 to 841772.72.92273.73.4-50
85 and over2614.03.61993.33.2+62

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, Highett: 4.0% 80 to 84, Highett: 2.7% 75 to 79, Highett: 2.1% 70 to 74, Highett: 2.3% 65 to 69, Highett: 3.5% 60 to 64, Highett: 5.2% 55 to 59, Highett: 5.2% 50 to 54, Highett: 6.1% 45 to 49, Highett: 7.9% 40 to 44, Highett: 9.5% 35 to 39, Highett: 9.2% 30 to 34, Highett: 6.6% 25 to 29, Highett: 5.0% 20 to 24, Highett: 4.6% 15 to 19, Highett: 5.1% 10 to 14, Highett: 5.8% 5 to 9, Highett: 6.7% 0 to 4, Highett: 8.4%
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, Highett: +62 80 to 84, Highett: -50 75 to 79, Highett: -96 70 to 74, Highett: -24 65 to 69, Highett: +63 60 to 64, Highett: +113 55 to 59, Highett: -10 50 to 54, Highett: +13 45 to 49, Highett: +105 40 to 44, Highett: +112 35 to 39, Highett: -20 30 to 34, Highett: -56 25 to 29, Highett: -32 20 to 24, Highett: -3 15 to 19, Highett: +22 10 to 14, Highett: +26 5 to 9, Highett: +50 0 to 4, Highett: +95
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 Highett in 2011 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, 20.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 14.7% 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 Highett and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (9.2% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (6.6% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (8.4% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (6.1% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Highett's population increased by 370 people (6.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.18% per year over the period.

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

  • 60 to 64 (+113 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (+112 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (+105 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (-96 persons)