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There were 341 people over the age of 85 living in Canterbury in 2011, 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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Canterbury - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
0 to 43053.95.13804.85.5-75
5 to 94696.06.04966.35.9-26
10 to 145477.06.36247.96.6-77
15 to 196518.47.36478.27.3+3
20 to 245647.38.15617.18.1+4
25 to 293754.87.23134.06.3+62
30 to 342182.85.72833.66.0-65
35 to 393244.26.13905.06.9-66
40 to 444956.47.36127.87.5-117
45 to 496248.07.66958.87.5-72
50 to 546478.37.16618.46.9-15
55 to 596007.76.15977.66.3+4
60 to 645417.05.43824.84.6+160
65 to 693504.54.02493.23.3+101
70 to 742483.23.02353.02.9+12
75 to 792563.32.52322.92.9+24
80 to 842132.72.42122.72.6+1
85 and over3414.42.93103.92.7+31

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, 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% 85 and over, Canterbury: 4.4% 80 to 84, Canterbury: 2.7% 75 to 79, Canterbury: 3.3% 70 to 74, Canterbury: 3.2% 65 to 69, Canterbury: 4.5% 60 to 64, Canterbury: 7.0% 55 to 59, Canterbury: 7.7% 50 to 54, Canterbury: 8.3% 45 to 49, Canterbury: 8.0% 40 to 44, Canterbury: 6.4% 35 to 39, Canterbury: 4.2% 30 to 34, Canterbury: 2.8% 25 to 29, Canterbury: 4.8% 20 to 24, Canterbury: 7.3% 15 to 19, Canterbury: 8.4% 10 to 14, Canterbury: 7.0% 5 to 9, Canterbury: 6.0% 0 to 4, Canterbury: 3.9%
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, Canterbury: +31 80 to 84, Canterbury: +1 75 to 79, Canterbury: +24 70 to 74, Canterbury: +12 65 to 69, Canterbury: +101 60 to 64, Canterbury: +160 55 to 59, Canterbury: +4 50 to 54, Canterbury: -15 45 to 49, Canterbury: -72 40 to 44, Canterbury: -117 35 to 39, Canterbury: -66 30 to 34, Canterbury: -65 25 to 29, Canterbury: +62 20 to 24, Canterbury: +4 15 to 19, Canterbury: +3 10 to 14, Canterbury: -77 5 to 9, Canterbury: -26 0 to 4, Canterbury: -75
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 Canterbury in 2011 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, 17.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 18.1% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.4% and 14.8% 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 55 to 59 (7.7% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (2.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.8% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (4.2% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Canterbury's population decreased by 112 people (1.4%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.29% per year over the period.

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

  • 60 to 64 (+160 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (-117 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+101 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (-77 persons)