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Five year age groups

There were 4,621 people over the age of 85 living in the City of Boroondara in 2011, with largest age group being 20 to 24 year olds.

The Age Structure of the City of Boroondara provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the City of Boroondara'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 the City of Boroondara'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
City of Boroondara - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
0 to 48,1765.16.58,5385.56.3-362
5 to 99,5766.06.09,1235.96.3+453
10 to 1410,0006.35.910,1986.66.4-198
15 to 1911,6607.36.311,2537.36.7+407
20 to 2412,8978.17.512,5468.17.4+351
25 to 2911,3897.27.99,7866.37.1+1,603
30 to 349,0255.77.59,2946.07.7-269
35 to 399,6556.17.510,6136.97.9-958
40 to 4411,6197.37.511,6077.57.5+12
45 to 4912,0397.66.911,6607.57.2+379
50 to 5411,2597.16.410,7206.96.4+539
55 to 599,6776.15.69,7366.35.9-59
60 to 648,6205.45.17,0844.64.5+1,536
65 to 696,3674.03.95,1663.33.6+1,201
70 to 744,8043.03.04,4312.93.0+373
75 to 793,9772.52.44,4412.92.6-464
80 to 843,8202.42.04,0442.62.0-224
85 and over4,6212.91.84,2132.71.6+408

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% 55 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% 50 to 54, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% 45 to 49, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% 40 to 44, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 35 to 39, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 30 to 34, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 25 to 29, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% 20 to 24, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 15 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% 10 to 14, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% 85 and over, City of Boroondara: 2.9% 80 to 84, City of Boroondara: 2.4% 75 to 79, City of Boroondara: 2.5% 70 to 74, City of Boroondara: 3.0% 65 to 69, City of Boroondara: 4.0% 60 to 64, City of Boroondara: 5.4% 55 to 59, City of Boroondara: 6.1% 50 to 54, City of Boroondara: 7.1% 45 to 49, City of Boroondara: 7.6% 40 to 44, City of Boroondara: 7.3% 35 to 39, City of Boroondara: 6.1% 30 to 34, City of Boroondara: 5.7% 25 to 29, City of Boroondara: 7.2% 20 to 24, City of Boroondara: 8.1% 15 to 19, City of Boroondara: 7.3% 10 to 14, City of Boroondara: 6.3% 5 to 9, City of Boroondara: 6.0% 0 to 4, City of Boroondara: 5.1%
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, City of Boroondara: +408 80 to 84, City of Boroondara: -224 75 to 79, City of Boroondara: -464 70 to 74, City of Boroondara: +373 65 to 69, City of Boroondara: +1,201 60 to 64, City of Boroondara: +1,536 55 to 59, City of Boroondara: -59 50 to 54, City of Boroondara: +539 45 to 49, City of Boroondara: +379 40 to 44, City of Boroondara: +12 35 to 39, City of Boroondara: -958 30 to 34, City of Boroondara: -269 25 to 29, City of Boroondara: +1,603 20 to 24, City of Boroondara: +351 15 to 19, City of Boroondara: +407 10 to 14, City of Boroondara: -198 5 to 9, City of Boroondara: +453 0 to 4, City of Boroondara: -362
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 the City of Boroondara in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 17.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 14.8% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.5% and 13.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Boroondara and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (2.9% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.7% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (6.1% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (5.1% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Boroondara's population increased by 4,728 people (3.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.6% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 29 (+1,603 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+1,536 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+1,201 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (-958 persons)