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Five year age groups

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

There were 391 people over the age of 85 living in Canterbury in 2016, with largest age group being 15 to 19 year olds.

The Age Structure of Canterbury provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Canterbury'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 Canterbury'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Canterbury - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
0 to 43274.14.63043.95.1+23
5 to 94806.16.04686.06.0+11
10 to 145807.36.65467.06.3+34
15 to 196097.77.16508.47.3-40
20 to 245847.48.05637.38.1+21
25 to 293925.07.33734.87.2+19
30 to 342683.46.22172.85.7+51
35 to 393354.25.83234.26.1+12
40 to 444505.76.64946.47.3-44
45 to 495456.97.46238.07.6-78
50 to 546097.77.06468.37.1-37
55 to 595637.16.15997.76.1-37
60 to 644816.15.25407.05.4-59
65 to 694545.84.73494.54.0+105
70 to 743734.73.62473.23.0+126
75 to 792433.12.72563.32.5-12
80 to 842142.72.12122.72.4+2
85 and over3914.92.93404.42.9+50

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2016
Age structure - five year age groups, 2016 85 and over, City of Boroondara: 2.9% 80 to 84, City of Boroondara: 2.1% 75 to 79, City of Boroondara: 2.7% 70 to 74, City of Boroondara: 3.6% 65 to 69, City of Boroondara: 4.7% 60 to 64, City of Boroondara: 5.2% 55 to 59, City of Boroondara: 6.1% 50 to 54, City of Boroondara: 7.0% 45 to 49, City of Boroondara: 7.4% 40 to 44, City of Boroondara: 6.6% 35 to 39, City of Boroondara: 5.8% 30 to 34, City of Boroondara: 6.2% 25 to 29, City of Boroondara: 7.3% 20 to 24, City of Boroondara: 8.0% 15 to 19, City of Boroondara: 7.1% 10 to 14, City of Boroondara: 6.6% 5 to 9, City of Boroondara: 6.0% 0 to 4, City of Boroondara: 4.6% 85 and over, Canterbury: 4.9% 80 to 84, Canterbury: 2.7% 75 to 79, Canterbury: 3.1% 70 to 74, Canterbury: 4.7% 65 to 69, Canterbury: 5.8% 60 to 64, Canterbury: 6.1% 55 to 59, Canterbury: 7.1% 50 to 54, Canterbury: 7.7% 45 to 49, Canterbury: 6.9% 40 to 44, Canterbury: 5.7% 35 to 39, Canterbury: 4.2% 30 to 34, Canterbury: 3.4% 25 to 29, Canterbury: 5.0% 20 to 24, Canterbury: 7.4% 15 to 19, Canterbury: 7.7% 10 to 14, Canterbury: 7.3% 5 to 9, Canterbury: 6.1% 0 to 4, Canterbury: 4.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, Canterbury: +50 80 to 84, Canterbury: +2 75 to 79, Canterbury: -12 70 to 74, Canterbury: +126 65 to 69, Canterbury: +105 60 to 64, Canterbury: -59 55 to 59, Canterbury: -37 50 to 54, Canterbury: -37 45 to 49, Canterbury: -78 40 to 44, Canterbury: -44 35 to 39, Canterbury: +12 30 to 34, Canterbury: +51 25 to 29, Canterbury: +19 20 to 24, Canterbury: +21 15 to 19, Canterbury: -40 10 to 14, Canterbury: +34 5 to 9, Canterbury: +11 0 to 4, Canterbury: +23
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Canterbury in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 17.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 21.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.2% and 16.0% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (4.9% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (3.4% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.0% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (4.2% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Canterbury's population increased by 146 people (1.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.37% 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 (+126 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+105 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (-78 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (-59 persons)

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