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Cranbourne West

Five year age groups

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There were 78 people over the age of 85 living in Cranbourne West in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.

The Age Structure of Cranbourne West provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Cranbourne West'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 Cranbourne West'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
Cranbourne West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,69611.37.994810.87.9+748
5 to 91,2828.57.87528.67.6+530
10 to 149206.16.96757.77.7+245
15 to 198345.57.06397.37.7+195
20 to 241,0186.86.96217.16.7+397
25 to 291,54010.26.88339.57.0+707
30 to 341,80412.08.08279.57.4+977
35 to 391,4299.57.67999.17.9+630
40 to 441,0817.27.36207.17.9+461
45 to 498585.77.05646.47.3+294
50 to 547495.06.34244.86.5+325
55 to 595933.95.63464.05.2+247
60 to 644713.14.52472.84.3+224
65 to 693632.43.61511.73.0+212
70 to 741390.92.51111.32.2+28
75 to 791330.91.8700.81.6+63
80 to 84710.51.2690.81.2+2
85 and over780.51.2530.61.0+25
Total population15,059100.0100.08,749100.0100.0+6,310
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Cranbourne West in 2016 compared to City of Casey shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 25.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 5.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 22.7% and 10.3% respectively for City of Casey.

The major differences between the age structure of Cranbourne West and City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (12.0% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (10.2% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (11.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (9.5% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Cranbourne West's population increased by 6,310 people (72.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 11.47% 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 (+977 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+748 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+707 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (+630 persons)