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Harvester Ward

Five year age groups

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There were 1,094 people over the age of 85 living in Harvester Ward in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.

The Age Structure of Harvester Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Harvester Ward'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 Harvester Ward'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
Harvester Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
0 to 44,3597.86.73,4317.06.6+928
5 to 93,5366.36.02,8765.86.2+660
10 to 142,9485.25.72,7795.66.3+169
15 to 193,1115.56.32,9486.07.0+163
20 to 244,2587.67.83,8707.87.9+388
25 to 295,0168.98.14,7859.78.4+231
30 to 345,4489.78.04,3028.77.5+1,146
35 to 394,4487.96.93,7807.77.2+668
40 to 443,8306.86.63,3096.77.1+521
45 to 493,3486.06.52,8805.86.7+468
50 to 543,0465.46.32,7575.66.5+289
55 to 592,7915.06.02,5135.16.0+278
60 to 642,4624.45.42,3304.75.3+132
65 to 692,1893.94.71,8833.83.8+306
70 to 741,7963.23.31,6533.32.9+143
75 to 791,3572.42.41,2952.62.1+62
80 to 841,1232.01.71,0412.11.5+82
85 and over1,0941.91.59151.91.2+179
Total population56,160100.0100.049,347100.0100.0+6,813
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 Harvester Ward in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 19.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 13.5% 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 Harvester Ward and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (9.7% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (7.8% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (5.0% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (4.4% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Harvester Ward's population increased by 6,813 people (13.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.62% 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 (+1,146 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+928 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (+668 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+660 persons)