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Colac Otway Shire

Five year age groups

There were 544 people over the age of 85 living in Colac Otway Shire in 2011, with largest age group being 55 to 59 year olds.

The Age Structure of Colac Otway Shire provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Colac Otway Shire'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 Colac Otway Shire'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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Colac Otway Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
0 to 41,2296.06.31,2035.96.0+26
5 to 91,2896.36.21,3576.76.8-68
10 to 141,3376.66.71,5297.57.5-192
15 to 191,3316.56.81,4707.27.0-139
20 to 241,0175.05.51,0165.05.5+1
25 to 291,0075.05.29644.84.9+43
30 to 349774.85.21,1135.55.8-136
35 to 391,1905.86.11,2766.36.6-86
40 to 441,3476.66.71,4096.97.1-62
45 to 491,4317.07.01,5077.47.4-76
50 to 541,4677.27.11,4747.37.1-7
55 to 591,4987.46.91,3966.96.7+102
60 to 641,4257.06.61,1315.65.4+294
65 to 691,0965.45.29394.64.6+157
70 to 748744.34.17913.93.8+83
75 to 796883.43.27363.63.4-48
80 to 845962.92.65432.72.5+53
85 and over5442.72.34392.22.0+105

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2011
Age structure - five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, Regional VIC: 2.3% 80 to 84, Regional VIC: 2.6% 75 to 79, Regional VIC: 3.2% 70 to 74, Regional VIC: 4.1% 65 to 69, Regional VIC: 5.2% 60 to 64, Regional VIC: 6.6% 55 to 59, Regional VIC: 6.9% 50 to 54, Regional VIC: 7.1% 45 to 49, Regional VIC: 7.0% 40 to 44, Regional VIC: 6.7% 35 to 39, Regional VIC: 6.1% 30 to 34, Regional VIC: 5.2% 25 to 29, Regional VIC: 5.2% 20 to 24, Regional VIC: 5.5% 15 to 19, Regional VIC: 6.8% 10 to 14, Regional VIC: 6.7% 5 to 9, Regional VIC: 6.2% 0 to 4, Regional VIC: 6.3% 85 and over, Colac Otway Shire: 2.7% 80 to 84, Colac Otway Shire: 2.9% 75 to 79, Colac Otway Shire: 3.4% 70 to 74, Colac Otway Shire: 4.3% 65 to 69, Colac Otway Shire: 5.4% 60 to 64, Colac Otway Shire: 7.0% 55 to 59, Colac Otway Shire: 7.4% 50 to 54, Colac Otway Shire: 7.2% 45 to 49, Colac Otway Shire: 7.0% 40 to 44, Colac Otway Shire: 6.6% 35 to 39, Colac Otway Shire: 5.8% 30 to 34, Colac Otway Shire: 4.8% 25 to 29, Colac Otway Shire: 5.0% 20 to 24, Colac Otway Shire: 5.0% 15 to 19, Colac Otway Shire: 6.5% 10 to 14, Colac Otway Shire: 6.6% 5 to 9, Colac Otway Shire: 6.3% 0 to 4, Colac Otway Shire: 6.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, Colac Otway Shire: +105 80 to 84, Colac Otway Shire: +53 75 to 79, Colac Otway Shire: -48 70 to 74, Colac Otway Shire: +83 65 to 69, Colac Otway Shire: +157 60 to 64, Colac Otway Shire: +294 55 to 59, Colac Otway Shire: +102 50 to 54, Colac Otway Shire: -7 45 to 49, Colac Otway Shire: -76 40 to 44, Colac Otway Shire: -62 35 to 39, Colac Otway Shire: -86 30 to 34, Colac Otway Shire: -136 25 to 29, Colac Otway Shire: +43 20 to 24, Colac Otway Shire: +1 15 to 19, Colac Otway Shire: -139 10 to 14, Colac Otway Shire: -192 5 to 9, Colac Otway Shire: -68 0 to 4, Colac Otway Shire: +26
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Colac Otway Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 19.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 18.7% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.2% and 17.6% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major differences between the age structure of Colac Otway Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (7.4% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (5.0% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Colac Otway Shire's population increased by 50 people (0.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.05% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 60 to 64 (+294 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (-192 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+157 persons)
  • 15 to 19 (-139 persons)

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