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Need for assistance - Five year age groups

There were 6,199 people with a need for assistance living in the City of Knox, with largest age group being 85 and over year olds in 2011.

The age structure of the population with a need for assistance is an important indicator of whether the disabilities highlighted are age related or otherwise. Generally need for assistance increases with age, so a comparison with the age structure of the same population in a benchmark area may reveal an older or younger population with significant need for assistance.

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 the City of Knox's Age Structure for those with a need for assistance should be viewed in conjunction with Dwelling Types, Tenure and Employment Status.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

People with a need for assistance

Five year age groups
City of Knox - Need for assistance20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
0 to 4821.31.4911.81.3-9
5 to 92624.23.42585.13.1+4
10 to 142894.73.12294.52.9+60
15 to 192323.72.51272.52.2+105
20 to 241472.41.91312.61.8+16
25 to 291562.51.81212.41.8+35
30 to 341282.12.01272.52.2+1
35 to 391772.92.51342.62.9+43
40 to 441853.03.31462.93.3+39
45 to 491903.13.81923.83.9-2
50 to 542313.74.72184.34.6+13
55 to 592924.75.52875.65.9+5
60 to 644226.86.92975.86.3+125
65 to 694076.66.72835.66.1+124
70 to 744647.57.93286.47.9+136
75 to 795298.510.14448.711.2+85
80 to 8466910.812.762012.213.7+49
85 and over1,33721.619.81,05820.818.8+279

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

Five year age groups, 2011
Five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, Greater Melbourne: 19.8% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 12.7% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 10.1% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 6.7% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% 55 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 5.5% 50 to 54, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% 45 to 49, Greater Melbourne: 3.8% 40 to 44, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% 35 to 39, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% 30 to 34, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 25 to 29, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% 20 to 24, Greater Melbourne: 1.9% 15 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% 10 to 14, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% 85 and over, City of Knox: 21.6% 80 to 84, City of Knox: 10.8% 75 to 79, City of Knox: 8.5% 70 to 74, City of Knox: 7.5% 65 to 69, City of Knox: 6.6% 60 to 64, City of Knox: 6.8% 55 to 59, City of Knox: 4.7% 50 to 54, City of Knox: 3.7% 45 to 49, City of Knox: 3.1% 40 to 44, City of Knox: 3.0% 35 to 39, City of Knox: 2.9% 30 to 34, City of Knox: 2.1% 25 to 29, City of Knox: 2.5% 20 to 24, City of Knox: 2.4% 15 to 19, City of Knox: 3.7% 10 to 14, City of Knox: 4.7% 5 to 9, City of Knox: 4.2% 0 to 4, City of Knox: 1.3%
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 five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, City of Knox: +279 80 to 84, City of Knox: +49 75 to 79, City of Knox: +85 70 to 74, City of Knox: +136 65 to 69, City of Knox: +124 60 to 64, City of Knox: +125 55 to 59, City of Knox: +5 50 to 54, City of Knox: +13 45 to 49, City of Knox: -2 40 to 44, City of Knox: +39 35 to 39, City of Knox: +43 30 to 34, City of Knox: +1 25 to 29, City of Knox: +35 20 to 24, City of Knox: +16 15 to 19, City of Knox: +105 10 to 14, City of Knox: +60 5 to 9, City of Knox: +4 0 to 4, City of Knox: -9
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 population needing assistance in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 10.2% of the population needing for assistance was aged between 0 and 14, and 54.9% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 8.0% and 57.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age structure of the population needing assistance the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 85 and over (21.6% compared to 19.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 10 to 14 (4.7% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 80 to 84 (10.8% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 75 to 79 (8.5% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Knox's population needing assistance increased by 1,108 people (21.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.02% per year over the period.

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

  • 85 and over (+279 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+136 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+125 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+124 persons)