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Balwyn

Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There were 493 people over the age of 85 living in Balwyn in 2016, with largest age group being 15 to 19 year olds.

The Age Structure of Balwyn provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Balwyn'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 Balwyn's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Balwyn - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
0 to 45414.04.65484.25.1-7
5 to 97065.36.06995.46.0+7
10 to 148896.66.69377.26.3-48
15 to 191,1468.57.11,1699.07.3-23
20 to 249607.28.09477.38.1+12
25 to 297825.87.36354.97.2+147
30 to 346004.56.25003.85.7+100
35 to 396494.85.86184.76.1+31
40 to 448486.36.69497.37.3-100
45 to 491,0277.77.41,1328.77.6-104
50 to 541,0087.57.01,0227.87.1-14
55 to 599146.86.18536.56.1+61
60 to 647695.75.27255.65.4+44
65 to 696845.14.75674.44.0+117
70 to 745904.43.64033.13.0+188
75 to 794293.22.74403.42.5-11
80 to 843722.82.14323.32.4-60
85 and over4933.72.94613.52.9+32
Total population13,418100.0100.013,048100.0100.0+370
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Balwyn in 2016 compared to City of Boroondara 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, 15.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 19.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.2% and 16.0% respectively for City of Boroondara.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (8.5% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (4.5% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.8% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (4.8% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Balwyn's population increased by 370 people (2.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.56% per year over the period.

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

  • 70 to 74 (+188 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+147 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+117 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (-104 persons)