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There were 368 people over the age of 85 living in Hawthorn in 2011, with largest age group being 25 to 29 year olds.

The Age Structure of Hawthorn provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Hawthorn'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 Hawthorn'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
Hawthorn - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
0 to 49884.65.19574.75.5+32
5 to 99034.26.07883.95.9+115
10 to 148433.96.37933.96.6+51
15 to 191,2715.97.31,3636.87.3-92
20 to 242,66312.48.12,75613.78.1-92
25 to 293,12214.57.22,54412.66.3+579
30 to 342,19710.25.71,9469.76.0+251
35 to 391,5317.16.11,4627.36.9+69
40 to 441,3386.27.31,1285.67.5+210
45 to 491,2255.77.61,1665.87.5+59
50 to 541,1265.27.11,0945.46.9+32
55 to 591,0124.76.11,0625.36.3-49
60 to 649584.55.48474.24.6+111
65 to 697863.74.05902.93.3+196
70 to 745202.43.04072.02.9+113
75 to 793521.62.54142.12.9-62
80 to 842911.42.43521.72.6-62
85 and over3681.72.94812.42.7-112

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, Hawthorn: 1.7% 80 to 84, Hawthorn: 1.4% 75 to 79, Hawthorn: 1.6% 70 to 74, Hawthorn: 2.4% 65 to 69, Hawthorn: 3.7% 60 to 64, Hawthorn: 4.5% 55 to 59, Hawthorn: 4.7% 50 to 54, Hawthorn: 5.2% 45 to 49, Hawthorn: 5.7% 40 to 44, Hawthorn: 6.2% 35 to 39, Hawthorn: 7.1% 30 to 34, Hawthorn: 10.2% 25 to 29, Hawthorn: 14.5% 20 to 24, Hawthorn: 12.4% 15 to 19, Hawthorn: 5.9% 10 to 14, Hawthorn: 3.9% 5 to 9, Hawthorn: 4.2% 0 to 4, Hawthorn: 4.6%
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, Hawthorn: -112 80 to 84, Hawthorn: -62 75 to 79, Hawthorn: -62 70 to 74, Hawthorn: +113 65 to 69, Hawthorn: +196 60 to 64, Hawthorn: +111 55 to 59, Hawthorn: -49 50 to 54, Hawthorn: +32 45 to 49, Hawthorn: +59 40 to 44, Hawthorn: +210 35 to 39, Hawthorn: +69 30 to 34, Hawthorn: +251 25 to 29, Hawthorn: +579 20 to 24, Hawthorn: -92 15 to 19, Hawthorn: -92 10 to 14, Hawthorn: +51 5 to 9, Hawthorn: +115 0 to 4, Hawthorn: +32
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 Hawthorn in 2011 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 12.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 10.8% 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 Hawthorn and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (14.5% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (10.2% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (12.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (3.9% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Hawthorn's population increased by 1,349 people (6.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.3% 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 (+579 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+251 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (+210 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+196 persons)