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Five year age groups

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There were 211 people over the age of 85 living in Highett in 2016, 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?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Highett - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
0 to 45357.65.15488.46.0-14
5 to 95277.56.84366.77.0+92
10 to 144135.97.13815.86.5+32
15 to 194035.86.43355.16.3+68
20 to 243234.65.12994.65.3+24
25 to 293444.93.93265.03.7+18
30 to 344686.74.34286.54.1+40
35 to 395317.65.46029.26.5-71
40 to 446579.47.46249.58.3+33
45 to 496309.08.65187.98.1+112
50 to 544917.07.83996.17.7+92
55 to 593785.47.13395.26.5+38
60 to 643224.65.93435.26.2-20
65 to 692814.05.62313.54.9+50
70 to 742183.14.41492.33.5+69
75 to 791592.33.11372.12.9+22
80 to 841151.62.41772.72.9-62
85 and over2113.03.72634.03.6-51
Total population7,014100.0100.06,541100.0100.0+473
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Highett 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, 21.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 14.1% 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 Highett and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (7.6% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (6.7% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (7.6% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (9.4% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Highett's population increased by 473 people (7.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.41% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 45 to 49 (+112 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+92 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+92 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (-71 persons)

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