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Five year age groups

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There were 735 people over the age of 85 living in Kew in 2016, with largest age group being 20 to 24 year olds.

The Age Structure of Kew provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Kew'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 Kew'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
Kew - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,0314.24.61,1424.95.1-111
5 to 91,3815.66.01,2885.56.0+93
10 to 141,5326.26.61,3495.76.3+183
15 to 191,6746.87.11,7367.47.3-63
20 to 241,9217.88.01,8027.78.1+119
25 to 291,8567.67.31,7217.37.2+136
30 to 341,5376.36.21,4396.15.7+98
35 to 391,4465.95.81,3845.96.1+63
40 to 441,5396.36.61,7047.37.3-165
45 to 491,8057.37.41,6857.27.6+120
50 to 541,7677.27.01,6717.17.1+95
55 to 591,5836.46.11,4636.26.1+121
60 to 641,3855.65.21,3555.85.4+30
65 to 691,2134.94.71,0054.34.0+209
70 to 749583.93.67353.13.0+223
75 to 796412.62.76152.62.5+25
80 to 845512.22.16122.62.4-61
85 and over7353.02.97743.32.9-39
Total population24,563100.0100.023,485100.0100.0+1,077
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

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

Overall, 16.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 16.7% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.2% and 16.0% respectively for City of Boroondara.

There were no major differences between Kew and City of Boroondara in 2016.

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Kew's population increased by 1,078 people (4.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.9% 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 (+223 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+209 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (+183 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (-165 persons)