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Five year age groups

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There were 3,105 people over the age of 85 living in the City of Knox in 2016, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.

The Age Structure of the City of Knox provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the City of Knox'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 the City of Knox'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
City of Knox - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
0 to 49,0145.86.48,9286.06.5+86
5 to 99,0635.96.28,9916.06.0+72
10 to 148,9865.85.79,7316.55.9-745
15 to 199,9116.46.010,8747.36.3-963
20 to 2410,2006.67.410,2786.97.5-78
25 to 299,9196.48.19,3186.27.9+601
30 to 3410,4136.88.29,4476.37.5+966
35 to 3910,2806.77.310,3616.97.5-81
40 to 4410,4716.87.011,1367.57.5-665
45 to 4911,0477.26.911,3757.66.9-328
50 to 5411,0327.26.211,1487.56.4-116
55 to 5910,4976.85.79,9476.75.6+550
60 to 649,3996.14.98,7895.95.1+610
65 to 698,0625.24.46,1234.13.9+1,939
70 to 745,6073.63.34,5133.03.0+1,094
75 to 794,2292.72.53,2762.22.4+953
80 to 842,8871.91.92,5371.72.0+350
85 and over3,1052.02.02,5281.71.8+577

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2016
Age structure - five year age groups, 2016 85 and over, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 1.9% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% 55 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 5.7% 50 to 54, Greater Melbourne: 6.2% 45 to 49, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% 40 to 44, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% 35 to 39, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% 30 to 34, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% 25 to 29, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% 20 to 24, Greater Melbourne: 7.4% 15 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% 10 to 14, Greater Melbourne: 5.7% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 6.2% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% 85 and over, City of Knox: 2.0% 80 to 84, City of Knox: 1.9% 75 to 79, City of Knox: 2.7% 70 to 74, City of Knox: 3.6% 65 to 69, City of Knox: 5.2% 60 to 64, City of Knox: 6.1% 55 to 59, City of Knox: 6.8% 50 to 54, City of Knox: 7.2% 45 to 49, City of Knox: 7.2% 40 to 44, City of Knox: 6.8% 35 to 39, City of Knox: 6.7% 30 to 34, City of Knox: 6.8% 25 to 29, City of Knox: 6.4% 20 to 24, City of Knox: 6.6% 15 to 19, City of Knox: 6.4% 10 to 14, City of Knox: 5.8% 5 to 9, City of Knox: 5.9% 0 to 4, City of Knox: 5.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, City of Knox: +577 80 to 84, City of Knox: +350 75 to 79, City of Knox: +953 70 to 74, City of Knox: +1,094 65 to 69, City of Knox: +1,939 60 to 64, City of Knox: +610 55 to 59, City of Knox: +550 50 to 54, City of Knox: -116 45 to 49, City of Knox: -328 40 to 44, City of Knox: -665 35 to 39, City of Knox: -81 30 to 34, City of Knox: +966 25 to 29, City of Knox: +601 20 to 24, City of Knox: -78 15 to 19, City of Knox: -963 10 to 14, City of Knox: -745 5 to 9, City of Knox: +72 0 to 4, City of Knox: +86
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of the City of Knox in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 17.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 15.5% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.3% and 14.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (6.1% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (6.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (6.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (6.8% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Knox's population increased by 4,822 people (3.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.64% per year over the period.

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

  • 65 to 69 (+1,939 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+1,094 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+966 persons)
  • 15 to 19 (-963 persons)

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