There were 2,926 people over the age of 85 living in the City of Brimbank in 2016, with largest age group being 25 to 29 year olds.
The Age Structure of the City of Brimbank provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the City of Brimbank'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
|Age structure - Five year age groups|
|City of Brimbank - Total persons (Usual residence)||2016||2011||Change|
|Five year age groups (years)||Number||%||Greater Melbourne %||Number||%||Greater Melbourne %||2011 to 2016|
|0 to 4||12,952||6.7||6.4||11,969||6.6||6.5||+983|
|5 to 9||11,752||6.0||6.2||11,306||6.2||6.0||+446|
|10 to 14||11,154||5.7||5.7||11,520||6.3||5.9||-366|
|15 to 19||12,254||6.3||6.0||12,702||7.0||6.3||-448|
|20 to 24||15,155||7.8||7.4||14,349||7.9||7.5||+806|
|25 to 29||15,781||8.1||8.1||15,313||8.4||7.9||+468|
|30 to 34||15,530||8.0||8.2||13,649||7.5||7.5||+1,881|
|35 to 39||13,470||6.9||7.3||13,136||7.2||7.5||+334|
|40 to 44||12,845||6.6||7.0||12,970||7.1||7.5||-125|
|45 to 49||12,724||6.5||6.9||12,251||6.7||6.9||+473|
|50 to 54||12,158||6.3||6.2||11,934||6.5||6.4||+224|
|55 to 59||11,696||6.0||5.7||10,912||6.0||5.6||+784|
|60 to 64||10,476||5.4||4.9||9,747||5.3||5.1||+729|
|65 to 69||9,178||4.7||4.4||6,916||3.8||3.9||+2,262|
|70 to 74||6,402||3.3||3.3||5,246||2.9||3.0||+1,156|
|75 to 79||4,602||2.4||2.5||3,889||2.1||2.4||+713|
|80 to 84||3,261||1.7||1.9||2,730||1.5||2.0||+531|
|85 and over||2,926||1.5||2.0||2,193||1.2||1.8||+733|
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Analysis of the five year age groups of the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).
Overall, 18.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 13.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.3% and 14.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.
There were no major differences between the City of Brimbank and Greater Melbourne in 2016.
From 2011 to 2016, City of Brimbank's population increased by 11,584 people (6.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.24% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 65 to 69 (+2,262 persons)
- 30 to 34 (+1,881 persons)
- 70 to 74 (+1,156 persons)
- 0 to 4 (+983 persons)