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Horseshoe Bend Ward

Five year age groups

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There were 520 people over the age of 85 living in Horseshoe Bend Ward in 2016, with largest age group being 20 to 24 year olds.

The Age Structure of Horseshoe Bend 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 Horseshoe Bend 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 Horseshoe Bend 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
Horseshoe Bend Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
0 to 42,0666.36.71,9306.16.6+136
5 to 91,8715.76.01,7075.46.2+164
10 to 141,7695.45.71,8055.86.3-36
15 to 192,0316.26.32,1526.97.0-121
20 to 242,6268.07.82,2917.37.9+335
25 to 292,5287.78.12,4917.98.4+36
30 to 342,3997.38.02,2137.07.5+186
35 to 392,1186.56.92,0516.57.2+67
40 to 441,9906.16.62,1806.97.1-190
45 to 492,2106.76.51,9426.26.7+268
50 to 541,9315.96.31,9986.46.5-67
55 to 591,9355.96.01,8866.06.0+49
60 to 641,8205.65.42,0106.45.3-189
65 to 691,8575.74.71,5765.03.8+281
70 to 741,3774.23.31,1843.82.9+193
75 to 791,0373.22.49513.02.1+86
80 to 846922.11.76162.01.5+76
85 and over5201.61.54021.31.2+118
Total population32,785100.0100.031,393100.0100.0+1,392
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 Horseshoe Bend Ward 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 16.7% 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 Horseshoe Bend Ward and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (5.7% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (4.2% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (3.2% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (7.3% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Horseshoe Bend Ward's population increased by 1,392 people (4.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.87% per year over the period.

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

  • 20 to 24 (+335 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+281 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (+268 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+193 persons)