Five year age groups
There were 244 people over the age of 85 living in Sunshine in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.
The Age Structure of Sunshine provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Sunshine'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?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the five year age groups of Sunshine in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 17.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 12.1% 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 Sunshine and City of Brimbank were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (11.0% compared to 8.0%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (10.8% compared to 8.1%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (4.1% compared to 5.7%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (3.1% compared to 4.7%)
From 2011 to 2016, Sunshine's population increased by 961 people (10.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.09% 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 (+231 persons)
- 35 to 39 (+189 persons)
- 0 to 4 (+143 persons)
- 45 to 49 (+127 persons)