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Five year age groups

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There were 911 people over the age of 85 living in Camberwell in 2016, with largest age group being 20 to 24 year olds.

The Age Structure of Camberwell provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Camberwell'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 Camberwell'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
Camberwell - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,0574.64.61,0384.95.1+18
5 to 91,4176.26.01,4176.76.00
10 to 141,5636.86.61,4056.66.3+157
15 to 191,6547.27.11,6027.67.3+52
20 to 241,7327.68.01,4997.18.1+233
25 to 291,2995.77.31,1995.77.2+99
30 to 341,1945.26.29554.55.7+239
35 to 391,2055.35.81,1595.56.1+46
40 to 441,4416.36.61,5407.37.3-99
45 to 491,7077.57.41,5957.57.6+112
50 to 541,6527.27.01,5597.47.1+93
55 to 591,4326.36.11,3256.36.1+107
60 to 641,1895.25.21,3106.25.4-121
65 to 691,1815.24.79504.54.0+232
70 to 748953.93.66733.23.0+222
75 to 797183.12.75872.82.5+131
80 to 846152.72.15182.52.4+97
85 and over9114.02.98253.92.9+86
Total population22,870100.0100.021,165100.0100.0+1,705
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 Camberwell in 2016 compared to City of Boroondara shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 17.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 18.9% 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 Camberwell and City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (4.0% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (2.7% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.7% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.2% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Camberwell's population increased by 1,705 people (8.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.56% 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 (+239 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+233 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+232 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+222 persons)