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There were 268 people over the age of 85 living in Glen Iris in 2011, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.

The Age Structure of Glen Iris provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Glen Iris'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 Glen Iris'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
Glen Iris - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
0 to 41,0366.85.11,0637.35.5-27
5 to 91,1117.36.01,0377.15.9+74
10 to 141,0546.96.31,0287.06.6+26
15 to 191,0246.77.31,0557.27.3-30
20 to 241,0186.78.18635.98.1+155
25 to 297975.27.25673.96.3+230
30 to 347555.05.78495.86.0-94
35 to 391,0486.96.11,1617.96.9-113
40 to 441,2398.17.31,2388.57.5+1
45 to 491,2838.47.61,1738.07.5+110
50 to 541,1037.37.11,1277.76.9-24
55 to 591,0466.96.19476.56.3+99
60 to 648795.85.47044.84.6+175
65 to 695823.84.04643.23.3+118
70 to 743902.63.03932.72.9-3
75 to 793052.02.53952.72.9-89
80 to 842731.82.43062.12.6-33
85 and over2681.82.92451.72.7+23

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, Glen Iris: 1.8% 80 to 84, Glen Iris: 1.8% 75 to 79, Glen Iris: 2.0% 70 to 74, Glen Iris: 2.6% 65 to 69, Glen Iris: 3.8% 60 to 64, Glen Iris: 5.8% 55 to 59, Glen Iris: 6.9% 50 to 54, Glen Iris: 7.3% 45 to 49, Glen Iris: 8.4% 40 to 44, Glen Iris: 8.1% 35 to 39, Glen Iris: 6.9% 30 to 34, Glen Iris: 5.0% 25 to 29, Glen Iris: 5.2% 20 to 24, Glen Iris: 6.7% 15 to 19, Glen Iris: 6.7% 10 to 14, Glen Iris: 6.9% 5 to 9, Glen Iris: 7.3% 0 to 4, Glen Iris: 6.8%
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, Glen Iris: +23 80 to 84, Glen Iris: -33 75 to 79, Glen Iris: -89 70 to 74, Glen Iris: -3 65 to 69, Glen Iris: +118 60 to 64, Glen Iris: +175 55 to 59, Glen Iris: +99 50 to 54, Glen Iris: -24 45 to 49, Glen Iris: +110 40 to 44, Glen Iris: +1 35 to 39, Glen Iris: -113 30 to 34, Glen Iris: -94 25 to 29, Glen Iris: +230 20 to 24, Glen Iris: +155 15 to 19, Glen Iris: -30 10 to 14, Glen Iris: +26 5 to 9, Glen Iris: +74 0 to 4, Glen Iris: -27
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 Glen Iris in 2011 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 21.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 12.0% 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 Glen Iris and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (6.8% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.3% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.2% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (6.7% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Glen Iris's population increased by 598 people (4.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.81% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 29 (+230 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+175 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+155 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+118 persons)