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Upper Ferntree Gully

Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There were 103 people over the age of 85 living in Upper Ferntree Gully in 2016, with largest age group being 55 to 59 year olds.

The Age Structure of Upper Ferntree Gully provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Upper Ferntree Gully'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 Upper Ferntree Gully'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
Upper Ferntree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
0 to 41576.35.81757.06.0-18
5 to 91526.15.91465.96.0+6
10 to 141485.95.81576.36.5-9
15 to 191405.66.41676.77.3-27
20 to 241355.46.61516.16.9-16
25 to 291415.76.41265.16.2+15
30 to 341385.56.81425.76.3-4
35 to 391485.96.71656.66.9-17
40 to 441656.66.81827.37.5-17
45 to 491827.37.21586.47.6+24
50 to 541686.77.22058.27.5-37
55 to 591837.36.81847.46.7-1
60 to 641767.16.11546.25.9+22
65 to 691285.15.21084.34.1+20
70 to 74943.83.6542.23.0+40
75 to 79652.62.7632.52.2+2
80 to 84722.91.9612.51.7+11
85 and over1034.12.0903.61.7+13
Total population2,495100.0100.02,488100.0100.0+7
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 Upper Ferntree Gully in 2016 compared to City of Knox shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 18.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 18.5% 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 Upper Ferntree Gully and City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (4.1% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (2.9% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.5% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (5.4% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Upper Ferntree Gully's population increased by 7 people (0.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.06% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Upper Ferntree Gully between 2011 and 2016.