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Rowville (Central)

Five year age groups

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There were 187 people over the age of 85 living in Rowville (Central) in 2016, with largest age group being 55 to 59 year olds.

The Age Structure of Rowville (Central) provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Rowville (Central)'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 Rowville (Central)'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
Rowville (Central) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
0 to 48475.65.88775.86.0-30
5 to 99056.05.98935.96.0+12
10 to 148775.85.81,1267.46.5-249
15 to 191,1197.46.41,4389.47.3-319
20 to 241,1917.96.61,2488.26.9-57
25 to 291,0406.96.49035.96.2+137
30 to 349756.46.88615.66.3+114
35 to 399366.26.79946.56.9-59
40 to 449796.56.81,1647.67.5-186
45 to 491,1057.37.21,3478.87.6-242
50 to 541,2508.27.21,2978.57.5-47
55 to 591,2538.36.89916.56.7+262
60 to 649236.16.16554.35.9+268
65 to 695973.95.24633.04.1+134
70 to 744302.83.63782.53.0+52
75 to 793492.32.72581.72.2+91
80 to 841961.31.92161.41.7-20
85 and over1871.22.01300.91.7+57
Total population15,159100.0100.015,240100.0100.0-81
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 Rowville (Central) in 2016 compared to City of Knox shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 17.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 11.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.6% and 15.5% respectively for City of Knox.

The major differences between the age structure of Rowville (Central) and City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (8.3% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (7.9% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (8.2% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (3.9% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Rowville (Central)'s population decreased by 81 people (0.5%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.11% per year over the period.

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

  • 15 to 19 (-319 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+268 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+262 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (-249 persons)