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There were 478 people over the age of 85 living in St Albans in 2011, with largest age group being 25 to 29 year olds.

The Age Structure of St Albans provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of St Albans'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 St Albans'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
St Albans - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
0 to 42,2466.46.62,0696.26.5+177
5 to 91,9725.66.22,0886.26.8-116
10 to 141,9485.66.32,1916.57.2-243
15 to 192,2306.47.02,1996.67.4+31
20 to 242,7387.87.92,5897.77.6+149
25 to 293,2379.28.42,4357.37.1+802
30 to 342,7097.77.52,2726.87.3+437
35 to 392,3266.67.22,4027.27.5-76
40 to 442,3736.87.12,1896.57.3+184
45 to 492,0886.06.72,1286.47.2-40
50 to 542,0906.06.52,2626.86.9-172
55 to 592,0865.96.02,2746.86.2-188
60 to 641,9855.75.31,7295.24.5+256
65 to 691,5314.43.81,4624.43.4+69
70 to 741,2673.62.91,2693.82.7-2
75 to 791,0413.02.11,0233.12.1+18
80 to 847382.11.56071.81.4+131
85 and over4781.41.23160.90.9+162

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, St Albans: 1.4% 80 to 84, St Albans: 2.1% 75 to 79, St Albans: 3.0% 70 to 74, St Albans: 3.6% 65 to 69, St Albans: 4.4% 60 to 64, St Albans: 5.7% 55 to 59, St Albans: 5.9% 50 to 54, St Albans: 6.0% 45 to 49, St Albans: 6.0% 40 to 44, St Albans: 6.8% 35 to 39, St Albans: 6.6% 30 to 34, St Albans: 7.7% 25 to 29, St Albans: 9.2% 20 to 24, St Albans: 7.8% 15 to 19, St Albans: 6.4% 10 to 14, St Albans: 5.6% 5 to 9, St Albans: 5.6% 0 to 4, St Albans: 6.4%
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, St Albans: +162 80 to 84, St Albans: +131 75 to 79, St Albans: +18 70 to 74, St Albans: -2 65 to 69, St Albans: +69 60 to 64, St Albans: +256 55 to 59, St Albans: -188 50 to 54, St Albans: -172 45 to 49, St Albans: -40 40 to 44, St Albans: +184 35 to 39, St Albans: -76 30 to 34, St Albans: +437 25 to 29, St Albans: +802 20 to 24, St Albans: +149 15 to 19, St Albans: +31 10 to 14, St Albans: -243 5 to 9, St Albans: -116 0 to 4, St Albans: +177
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 St Albans 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, 17.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 14.4% 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 St Albans and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (9.2% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (3.0% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 45 to 49 (6.0% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (5.6% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, St Albans's population increased by 1,579 people (4.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.93% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 29 (+802 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+437 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+256 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (-243 persons)