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Five year age groups

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There were 121 people over the age of 85 living in Ardeer in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.

The Age Structure of Ardeer provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Ardeer'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 Ardeer'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
Ardeer - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
0 to 4217771716746
5 to 9169561566613
10 to 141635616566-2
15 to 191394614857-9
20 to 24201681716830
25 to 29273982449829
30 to 3434911821987130
35 to 3922277220872
40 to 44235871857750
45 to 49163571445719
50 to 54165561274738
55 to 591575617666-19
60 to 641405516765-27
65 to 6913645873449
70 to 74973312443-27
75 to 7982329832-16
80 to 8472228231-10
85 and over1214214051-19
Total population3,1011001002,824100100277
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 Ardeer in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 17.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 16.4% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.5% and 13.6% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The major differences between the age structure of Ardeer and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (11.3% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (3.9% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (4.5% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (6.5% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Ardeer's population increased by 277 people (9.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.89% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 30 to 34 (+130 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (+50 persons)

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