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Sunshine District

Five year age groups

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There were 1,083 people over the age of 85 living in Sunshine District in 2016, 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?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Sunshine District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
0 to 43,3196.96.72,6196.06.6+700
5 to 92,6635.66.02,3865.56.2+277
10 to 142,3584.95.72,4305.66.3-72
15 to 192,6625.66.32,6316.17.0+31
20 to 243,8218.07.83,4437.97.9+378
25 to 294,4639.38.14,0259.38.4+438
30 to 344,4529.38.03,4267.97.5+1,026
35 to 393,4807.36.93,1057.27.2+375
40 to 443,1016.56.62,9026.77.1+199
45 to 492,8726.06.52,6046.06.7+268
50 to 542,6725.66.32,5325.86.5+140
55 to 592,5145.26.02,3265.46.0+188
60 to 642,2814.85.42,2485.25.3+33
65 to 692,0464.34.71,8274.23.8+219
70 to 741,7123.63.31,6223.72.9+90
75 to 791,3152.72.41,2923.02.1+23
80 to 841,1082.31.71,0312.41.5+77
85 and over1,0832.31.59122.11.2+171
Total population47,922100.0100.043,361100.0100.0+4,561
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 Sunshine 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 15.2% 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 District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (9.3% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (9.3% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (4.9% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (5.2% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Sunshine District's population increased by 4,561 people (10.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.02% 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 (+1,026 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+700 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+438 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+378 persons)