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Sunshine West

Five year age groups

There were 219 people over the age of 85 living in Sunshine West in 2011, with largest age group being 25 to 29 year olds.

The Age Structure of Sunshine West 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 West'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 West'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
Sunshine West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
0 to 49785.86.69115.76.5+67
5 to 99595.76.21,0336.56.8-74
10 to 149996.06.31,0756.87.2-76
15 to 191,1006.67.01,0356.57.4+65
20 to 241,2907.77.91,0676.77.6+223
25 to 291,2977.78.41,0536.67.1+244
30 to 341,1727.07.51,1577.37.3+15
35 to 391,1907.17.21,1607.37.5+30
40 to 441,1106.67.11,0516.67.3+59
45 to 491,0726.46.79516.07.2+121
50 to 549885.96.59716.16.9+17
55 to 598855.36.01,1317.16.2-246
60 to 649875.95.31,0126.44.5-25
65 to 698625.23.87955.03.4+67
70 to 747434.42.96243.92.7+119
75 to 795423.22.14412.82.1+101
80 to 843432.01.52991.91.4+44
85 and over2191.31.21270.80.9+92

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 Brimbank: 1.2% 80 to 84, City of Brimbank: 1.5% 75 to 79, City of Brimbank: 2.1% 70 to 74, City of Brimbank: 2.9% 65 to 69, City of Brimbank: 3.8% 60 to 64, City of Brimbank: 5.3% 55 to 59, City of Brimbank: 6.0% 50 to 54, City of Brimbank: 6.5% 45 to 49, City of Brimbank: 6.7% 40 to 44, City of Brimbank: 7.1% 35 to 39, City of Brimbank: 7.2% 30 to 34, City of Brimbank: 7.5% 25 to 29, City of Brimbank: 8.4% 20 to 24, City of Brimbank: 7.9% 15 to 19, City of Brimbank: 7.0% 10 to 14, City of Brimbank: 6.3% 5 to 9, City of Brimbank: 6.2% 0 to 4, City of Brimbank: 6.6% 85 and over, Sunshine West: 1.3% 80 to 84, Sunshine West: 2.0% 75 to 79, Sunshine West: 3.2% 70 to 74, Sunshine West: 4.4% 65 to 69, Sunshine West: 5.2% 60 to 64, Sunshine West: 5.9% 55 to 59, Sunshine West: 5.3% 50 to 54, Sunshine West: 5.9% 45 to 49, Sunshine West: 6.4% 40 to 44, Sunshine West: 6.6% 35 to 39, Sunshine West: 7.1% 30 to 34, Sunshine West: 7.0% 25 to 29, Sunshine West: 7.7% 20 to 24, Sunshine West: 7.7% 15 to 19, Sunshine West: 6.6% 10 to 14, Sunshine West: 6.0% 5 to 9, Sunshine West: 5.7% 0 to 4, Sunshine West: 5.8%
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, Sunshine West: +92 80 to 84, Sunshine West: +44 75 to 79, Sunshine West: +101 70 to 74, Sunshine West: +119 65 to 69, Sunshine West: +67 60 to 64, Sunshine West: -25 55 to 59, Sunshine West: -246 50 to 54, Sunshine West: +17 45 to 49, Sunshine West: +121 40 to 44, Sunshine West: +59 35 to 39, Sunshine West: +30 30 to 34, Sunshine West: +15 25 to 29, Sunshine West: +244 20 to 24, Sunshine West: +223 15 to 19, Sunshine West: +65 10 to 14, Sunshine West: -76 5 to 9, Sunshine West: -74 0 to 4, Sunshine West: +67
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 Sunshine West in 2011 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, 17.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 16.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.0% and 11.5% respectively for City of Brimbank.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (4.4% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (5.2% compared to 3.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (3.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (5.8% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Sunshine West's population increased by 843 people (5.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.04% per year over the period.

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

  • 55 to 59 (-246 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+244 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+223 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (+121 persons)