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Carrum Downs

Five year age groups

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There were 408 people over the age of 85 living in Carrum Downs in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.

The Age Structure of Carrum Downs provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Carrum Downs'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 Carrum Downs'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
Carrum Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,5457.56.71,4977.86.9+48
5 to 91,3836.76.21,2746.76.0+109
10 to 141,2446.05.81,3096.96.3-65
15 to 191,2706.16.01,3327.06.7-62
20 to 241,3736.66.41,3527.16.7+21
25 to 291,5797.66.61,5548.16.8+25
30 to 341,6427.97.21,5188.06.8+124
35 to 391,5247.46.81,5177.97.3+7
40 to 441,5037.37.11,5578.27.4-54
45 to 491,4407.07.21,4197.47.3+21
50 to 541,4036.86.81,1366.06.8+267
55 to 591,2506.06.59595.05.9+291
60 to 641,0174.95.57213.85.5+296
65 to 698153.95.05833.14.2+232
70 to 745652.73.74012.13.2+164
75 to 794222.02.73621.92.5+60
80 to 843011.51.93061.62.0-5
85 and over4082.02.02941.51.8+114
Total population20,684100.0100.019,091100.0100.0+1,593
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 Carrum Downs in 2016 compared to Frankston City 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, 20.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 12.1% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.7% and 15.3% respectively for Frankston City.

The major differences between the age structure of Carrum Downs and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (7.6% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (7.5% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (3.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (2.7% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Carrum Downs's population increased by 1,593 people (8.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.62% per year over the period.

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

  • 60 to 64 (+296 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+291 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+267 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+232 persons)

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