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Sunshine District

Five year age groups

There were 912 people over the age of 85 living in Sunshine District in 2011, with largest age group being 25 to 29 year olds.

The Age Structure of Sunshine 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 Sunshine 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 Sunshine 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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Sunshine District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
0 to 42,6196.06.62,3935.96.5+226
5 to 92,3865.56.22,5316.36.8-145
10 to 142,4305.66.32,4616.17.2-31
15 to 192,6316.17.02,5046.27.4+127
20 to 243,4437.97.92,8947.27.6+549
25 to 294,0259.38.43,0137.47.1+1,012
30 to 343,4267.97.53,1497.87.3+277
35 to 393,1057.27.23,0867.67.5+19
40 to 442,9026.77.12,7146.77.3+188
45 to 492,6046.06.72,6036.47.2+1
50 to 542,5325.86.52,5106.26.9+22
55 to 592,3265.46.02,3755.96.2-49
60 to 642,2485.25.32,0685.14.5+180
65 to 691,8274.23.81,7824.43.4+45
70 to 741,6223.72.91,4853.72.7+137
75 to 791,2923.02.11,2783.22.1+14
80 to 841,0312.41.51,0242.51.4+7
85 and over9122.11.25841.40.9+328

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 District: 2.1% 80 to 84, Sunshine District: 2.4% 75 to 79, Sunshine District: 3.0% 70 to 74, Sunshine District: 3.7% 65 to 69, Sunshine District: 4.2% 60 to 64, Sunshine District: 5.2% 55 to 59, Sunshine District: 5.4% 50 to 54, Sunshine District: 5.8% 45 to 49, Sunshine District: 6.0% 40 to 44, Sunshine District: 6.7% 35 to 39, Sunshine District: 7.2% 30 to 34, Sunshine District: 7.9% 25 to 29, Sunshine District: 9.3% 20 to 24, Sunshine District: 7.9% 15 to 19, Sunshine District: 6.1% 10 to 14, Sunshine District: 5.6% 5 to 9, Sunshine District: 5.5% 0 to 4, Sunshine District: 6.0%
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 District: +328 80 to 84, Sunshine District: +7 75 to 79, Sunshine District: +14 70 to 74, Sunshine District: +137 65 to 69, Sunshine District: +45 60 to 64, Sunshine District: +180 55 to 59, Sunshine District: -49 50 to 54, Sunshine District: +22 45 to 49, Sunshine District: +1 40 to 44, Sunshine District: +188 35 to 39, Sunshine District: +19 30 to 34, Sunshine District: +277 25 to 29, Sunshine District: +1,012 20 to 24, Sunshine District: +549 15 to 19, Sunshine District: +127 10 to 14, Sunshine District: -31 5 to 9, Sunshine District: -145 0 to 4, Sunshine District: +226
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 District 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, 17.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 15.4% 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 Sunshine District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (2.1% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (9.3% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (2.4% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (6.1% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Sunshine District's population increased by 2,907 people (7.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.4% 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 (+1,012 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+549 persons)
  • 85 and over (+328 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+277 persons)