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City of Boroondara

Five year age groups

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There were 4,829 people over the age of 85 living in the City of Boroondara in 2016, 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?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
City of Boroondara - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
0 to 47,7424.66.48,1765.16.5-434
5 to 910,0486.06.29,5766.06.0+472
10 to 1411,0166.65.710,0006.35.9+1,016
15 to 1911,9107.16.011,6607.36.3+250
20 to 2413,3468.07.412,8978.17.5+449
25 to 2912,2397.38.111,3897.27.9+850
30 to 3410,3066.28.29,0255.77.5+1,281
35 to 399,7795.87.39,6556.17.5+124
40 to 4410,9606.67.011,6197.37.5-659
45 to 4912,3247.46.912,0397.66.9+285
50 to 5411,7777.06.211,2597.16.4+518
55 to 5910,2336.15.79,6776.15.6+556
60 to 648,7535.24.98,6205.45.1+133
65 to 697,9224.74.46,3674.03.9+1,555
70 to 746,0273.63.34,8043.03.0+1,223
75 to 794,5062.72.53,9772.52.4+529
80 to 843,5252.11.93,8202.42.0-295
85 and over4,8292.92.04,6212.91.8+208
Total population167,242100.0100.0159,181100.0100.0+8,061
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 the City of Boroondara in 2016 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, 17.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 16.0% 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 the City of Boroondara and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (7.1% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (6.2% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (4.6% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (5.8% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Boroondara's population increased by 8,061 people (5.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.99% per year over the period.

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

  • 65 to 69 (+1,555 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+1,281 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+1,223 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (+1,016 persons)

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