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Sydenham District

Five year age groups

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There were 678 people over the age of 85 living in Sydenham District in 2016, with largest age group being 20 to 24 year olds.

The Age Structure of Sydenham 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 Sydenham 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 Sydenham 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?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Sydenham District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
0 to 42,3155.16.72,5925.66.6-277
5 to 92,5215.56.03,1836.96.2-662
10 to 142,9756.55.73,3657.36.3-390
15 to 193,3897.46.33,9278.57.0-538
20 to 243,7428.27.83,8548.37.9-112
25 to 293,3137.28.13,1726.88.4+141
30 to 342,8716.38.02,7776.07.5+94
35 to 392,6635.86.93,2297.07.2-566
40 to 443,0566.76.63,6277.87.1-571
45 to 493,5507.76.53,8818.46.7-331
50 to 543,6618.06.33,6227.86.5+39
55 to 593,4127.46.02,8566.26.0+556
60 to 642,7726.05.42,1664.75.3+606
65 to 692,0524.54.71,5723.43.8+480
70 to 741,3873.03.39882.12.9+399
75 to 798881.92.47221.62.1+166
80 to 845961.31.74551.01.5+141
85 and over6781.51.53960.91.2+282

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

Age structure - five year age groups, 2016
Age structure - five year age groups, 2016 85 and over, City of Brimbank: 1.5% 80 to 84, City of Brimbank: 1.7% 75 to 79, City of Brimbank: 2.4% 70 to 74, City of Brimbank: 3.3% 65 to 69, City of Brimbank: 4.7% 60 to 64, City of Brimbank: 5.4% 55 to 59, City of Brimbank: 6.0% 50 to 54, City of Brimbank: 6.3% 45 to 49, City of Brimbank: 6.5% 40 to 44, City of Brimbank: 6.6% 35 to 39, City of Brimbank: 6.9% 30 to 34, City of Brimbank: 8.0% 25 to 29, City of Brimbank: 8.1% 20 to 24, City of Brimbank: 7.8% 15 to 19, City of Brimbank: 6.3% 10 to 14, City of Brimbank: 5.7% 5 to 9, City of Brimbank: 6.0% 0 to 4, City of Brimbank: 6.7% 85 and over, Sydenham District: 1.5% 80 to 84, Sydenham District: 1.3% 75 to 79, Sydenham District: 1.9% 70 to 74, Sydenham District: 3.0% 65 to 69, Sydenham District: 4.5% 60 to 64, Sydenham District: 6.0% 55 to 59, Sydenham District: 7.4% 50 to 54, Sydenham District: 8.0% 45 to 49, Sydenham District: 7.7% 40 to 44, Sydenham District: 6.7% 35 to 39, Sydenham District: 5.8% 30 to 34, Sydenham District: 6.3% 25 to 29, Sydenham District: 7.2% 20 to 24, Sydenham District: 8.2% 15 to 19, Sydenham District: 7.4% 10 to 14, Sydenham District: 6.5% 5 to 9, Sydenham District: 5.5% 0 to 4, Sydenham District: 5.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, Sydenham District: +282 80 to 84, Sydenham District: +141 75 to 79, Sydenham District: +166 70 to 74, Sydenham District: +399 65 to 69, Sydenham District: +480 60 to 64, Sydenham District: +606 55 to 59, Sydenham District: +556 50 to 54, Sydenham District: +39 45 to 49, Sydenham District: -331 40 to 44, Sydenham District: -571 35 to 39, Sydenham District: -566 30 to 34, Sydenham District: +94 25 to 29, Sydenham District: +141 20 to 24, Sydenham District: -112 15 to 19, Sydenham District: -538 10 to 14, Sydenham District: -390 5 to 9, Sydenham District: -662 0 to 4, Sydenham District: -277
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Sydenham District in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 17.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 12.2% 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 Sydenham District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (8.0% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (7.4% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (6.3% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (5.1% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Sydenham District's population decreased by 543 people (1.2%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.24% per year over the period.

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

  • 5 to 9 (-662 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+606 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (-571 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (-566 persons)

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