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There were 774 people over the age of 85 living in Kew in 2011, 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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Kew - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
0 to 41,1424.95.11,1054.95.5+37
5 to 91,2885.56.01,2095.45.9+80
10 to 141,3505.76.31,4246.36.6-75
15 to 191,7377.47.31,6827.57.3+55
20 to 241,8027.78.11,7557.88.1+48
25 to 291,7217.37.21,5536.96.3+168
30 to 341,4396.15.71,3936.26.0+46
35 to 391,3845.96.11,5076.76.9-122
40 to 441,7057.37.31,6397.37.5+66
45 to 491,6857.27.61,6337.37.5+52
50 to 541,6727.17.11,5546.96.9+118
55 to 591,4636.26.11,5386.86.3-75
60 to 641,3555.85.41,1225.04.6+233
65 to 691,0054.34.07503.33.3+255
70 to 747353.13.06562.92.9+79
75 to 796162.62.56883.12.9-73
80 to 846122.62.46092.72.6+3
85 and over7743.32.96823.02.7+93

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, Kew: 3.3% 80 to 84, Kew: 2.6% 75 to 79, Kew: 2.6% 70 to 74, Kew: 3.1% 65 to 69, Kew: 4.3% 60 to 64, Kew: 5.8% 55 to 59, Kew: 6.2% 50 to 54, Kew: 7.1% 45 to 49, Kew: 7.2% 40 to 44, Kew: 7.3% 35 to 39, Kew: 5.9% 30 to 34, Kew: 6.1% 25 to 29, Kew: 7.3% 20 to 24, Kew: 7.7% 15 to 19, Kew: 7.4% 10 to 14, Kew: 5.7% 5 to 9, Kew: 5.5% 0 to 4, Kew: 4.9%
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, Kew: +93 80 to 84, Kew: +3 75 to 79, Kew: -73 70 to 74, Kew: +79 65 to 69, Kew: +255 60 to 64, Kew: +233 55 to 59, Kew: -75 50 to 54, Kew: +118 45 to 49, Kew: +52 40 to 44, Kew: +66 35 to 39, Kew: -122 30 to 34, Kew: +46 25 to 29, Kew: +168 20 to 24, Kew: +48 15 to 19, Kew: +55 10 to 14, Kew: -75 5 to 9, Kew: +80 0 to 4, Kew: +37
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 Kew in 2011 compared to the 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 15.9% 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 Kew and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (5.7% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (5.5% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Kew's population increased by 987 people (4.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.86% per year over the period.

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

  • 65 to 69 (+255 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+233 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+168 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (-122 persons)