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Wantirna

Five year age groups

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

There were 418 people over the age of 85 living in Wantirna in 2016, with largest age group being 60 to 64 year olds.

The Age Structure of Wantirna provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Wantirna'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 Wantirna's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Wantirna - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
0 to 47235.25.87465.46.0-23
5 to 98706.35.97325.36.0+138
10 to 147355.35.86985.16.5+37
15 to 198065.86.48976.57.3-91
20 to 248326.06.69977.36.9-165
25 to 297745.66.48716.36.2-97
30 to 349526.96.88646.36.3+88
35 to 399036.56.78596.36.9+44
40 to 448966.56.88366.17.5+59
45 to 498706.37.29146.77.6-44
50 to 548526.17.21,0467.67.5-194
55 to 591,0067.36.81,2128.86.7-206
60 to 641,0997.96.11,0687.85.9+31
65 to 699326.75.26074.44.1+325
70 to 745263.83.64143.03.0+112
75 to 794203.02.72992.22.2+121
80 to 842431.81.92772.01.7-33
85 and over4183.02.03742.71.7+45
Total population13,864100.0100.013,719100.0100.0+145
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 Wantirna in 2016 compared to City of Knox 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, 16.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 18.3% 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 Wantirna and City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (7.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (6.7% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (3.0% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (6.1% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Wantirna's population increased by 145 people (1.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.21% 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 (+325 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (-206 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (-194 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (-165 persons)