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Sunshine North

Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There were 331 people over the age of 85 living in Sunshine North in 2016, with largest age group being 20 to 24 year olds.

The Age Structure of Sunshine North 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 North'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 Sunshine North'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
Sunshine North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
0 to 48036.86.75825.56.6+221
5 to 96485.56.06075.76.2+41
10 to 146265.35.77306.96.3-104
15 to 197896.76.36956.57.0+94
20 to 249778.37.87937.57.9+184
25 to 299588.28.18437.98.4+115
30 to 349167.88.07326.97.5+184
35 to 397626.56.97537.17.2+9
40 to 447556.46.67316.97.1+24
45 to 497566.46.56796.46.7+77
50 to 546855.86.37026.66.5-17
55 to 596865.86.05945.66.0+92
60 to 645875.05.45194.95.3+68
65 to 694483.84.74354.13.8+13
70 to 743963.43.33883.62.9+8
75 to 793002.62.43183.02.1-18
80 to 843212.71.73102.91.5+11
85 and over3312.81.52252.11.2+106
Total population11,744100.0100.010,636100.0100.0+1,108
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Sunshine North 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 15.3% 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 North and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (2.8% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (2.7% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (3.8% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (5.5% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Sunshine North's population increased by 1,108 people (10.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.0% per year over the period.

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

  • 0 to 4 (+221 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+184 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+184 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+115 persons)