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.
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)||2016||2011||Change|
|Five year age groups (years)||Number||%||Greater Melbourne %||Number||%||Greater Melbourne %||2011 to 2016|
|0 to 4||226||8.0||6.4||213||8.5||6.5||+13|
|5 to 9||194||6.9||6.2||151||6.1||6.0||+43|
|10 to 14||129||4.6||5.7||123||4.9||5.9||+6|
|15 to 19||152||5.4||6.0||126||5.1||6.3||+26|
|20 to 24||162||5.7||7.4||142||5.7||7.5||+20|
|25 to 29||178||6.3||8.1||141||5.6||7.9||+37|
|30 to 34||240||8.5||8.2||174||7.0||7.5||+66|
|35 to 39||227||8.1||7.3||228||9.2||7.5||-1|
|40 to 44||249||8.8||7.0||242||9.7||7.5||+7|
|45 to 49||248||8.8||6.9||185||7.4||6.9||+63|
|50 to 54||194||6.9||6.2||158||6.4||6.4||+36|
|55 to 59||149||5.3||5.7||131||5.2||5.6||+19|
|60 to 64||137||4.9||4.9||127||5.1||5.1||+11|
|65 to 69||91||3.2||4.4||86||3.5||3.9||+5|
|70 to 74||89||3.2||3.3||67||2.7||3.0||+22|
|75 to 79||66||2.3||2.5||57||2.3||2.4||+9|
|80 to 84||38||1.3||1.9||69||2.8||2.0||-31|
|85 and over||51||1.8||2.0||71||2.9||1.8||-20|
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Analysis of the five year age groups of Highett Activity Centre in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 19.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 11.9% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.3% and 14.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.
The major differences between the age structure of Highett Activity Centre and Greater Melbourne were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 45 to 49 (8.8% compared to 6.9%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (8.8% compared to 7.0%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (6.3% compared to 8.1%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (5.7% compared to 7.4%)
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)