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Highett Activity Centre

Five year age groups

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There were 51 people over the age of 85 living in Highett Activity Centre in 2016, with largest age group being 40 to 44 year olds.

The Age Structure of Highett Activity Centre 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 Activity Centre'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 Activity Centre'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 Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
0 to 4226852139613
5 to 9194771516743
10 to 1412957123576
15 to 19152561265626
20 to 24162651426520
25 to 29178641416437
30 to 34240941747466
35 to 392278522896-1
40 to 44249972421087
45 to 49248991857863
50 to 54194781586836
55 to 59149571315719
60 to 64137561275611
65 to 69913686355
70 to 748934673322
75 to 79662357239
80 to 8438126933-31
85 and over51247134-20
Total population2,8271001002,499100100328
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 Activity Centre in 2016 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 19.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 11.9% 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 Highett Activity Centre and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (8.5% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (8.0% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (8.1% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (4.6% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Highett Activity Centre's population increased by 328 people (13.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.5% per year over the period.

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

  • 30 to 34 (+66 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (+63 persons)

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