Five year age groups
There were 317 people over the age of 85 living in Sunshine West in 2016, 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.
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 West 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, 17.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 17.1% 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 West and City of Brimbank were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (4.4% compared to 3.3%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (3.3% compared to 2.4%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (2.4% compared to 1.7%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (5.1% compared to 6.0%)
From 2011 to 2016, Sunshine West's population increased by 1,829 people (10.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.1% 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 (+336 persons)
- 25 to 29 (+314 persons)
- 0 to 4 (+225 persons)
- 20 to 24 (+155 persons)