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St Albans District

Five year age groups

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There were 682 people over the age of 85 living in St Albans District in 2016, with largest age group being 25 to 29 year olds.

The Age Structure of St Albans District 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 District'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 District'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?'

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of St Albans District 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, 17.4% 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 St Albans District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (8.4% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (5.3% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (8.7% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (5.9% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, St Albans District's population increased by 2,178 people (4.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.92% per year over the period.

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

  • 65 to 69 (+632 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+515 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+364 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+239 persons)

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