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There were 223 people over the age of 85 living in Rowville in 2011, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.

The Age Structure of Rowville 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'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'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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Rowville - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
0 to 42,1596.36.02,5347.56.1-375
5 to 92,4097.16.02,9158.66.8-506
10 to 142,7718.16.53,0719.17.5-300
15 to 192,9848.87.32,9088.67.8+76
20 to 242,4577.26.91,9705.86.9+487
25 to 291,6804.96.21,7575.26.0-77
30 to 341,8815.56.32,5507.56.7-669
35 to 392,5207.46.93,0098.97.6-489
40 to 442,8898.57.53,1899.47.8-300
45 to 493,0619.07.62,9028.67.9+159
50 to 542,7278.07.52,2086.57.3+519
55 to 592,0085.96.71,5404.66.5+468
60 to 641,4384.25.91,0953.24.6+342
65 to 691,0383.14.17452.23.3+293
70 to 747852.33.05351.62.4+249
75 to 795421.62.24501.32.0+93
80 to 844331.31.73000.91.6+133
85 and over2230.71.71540.51.4+69

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

Age structure - five year age groups, 2011
Age structure - five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, City of Knox: 1.7% 80 to 84, City of Knox: 1.7% 75 to 79, City of Knox: 2.2% 70 to 74, City of Knox: 3.0% 65 to 69, City of Knox: 4.1% 60 to 64, City of Knox: 5.9% 55 to 59, City of Knox: 6.7% 50 to 54, City of Knox: 7.5% 45 to 49, City of Knox: 7.6% 40 to 44, City of Knox: 7.5% 35 to 39, City of Knox: 6.9% 30 to 34, City of Knox: 6.3% 25 to 29, City of Knox: 6.2% 20 to 24, City of Knox: 6.9% 15 to 19, City of Knox: 7.3% 10 to 14, City of Knox: 6.5% 5 to 9, City of Knox: 6.0% 0 to 4, City of Knox: 6.0% 85 and over, Rowville: 0.7% 80 to 84, Rowville: 1.3% 75 to 79, Rowville: 1.6% 70 to 74, Rowville: 2.3% 65 to 69, Rowville: 3.1% 60 to 64, Rowville: 4.2% 55 to 59, Rowville: 5.9% 50 to 54, Rowville: 8.0% 45 to 49, Rowville: 9.0% 40 to 44, Rowville: 8.5% 35 to 39, Rowville: 7.4% 30 to 34, Rowville: 5.5% 25 to 29, Rowville: 4.9% 20 to 24, Rowville: 7.2% 15 to 19, Rowville: 8.8% 10 to 14, Rowville: 8.1% 5 to 9, Rowville: 7.1% 0 to 4, Rowville: 6.3%
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 age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, Rowville: +69 80 to 84, Rowville: +133 75 to 79, Rowville: +93 70 to 74, Rowville: +249 65 to 69, Rowville: +293 60 to 64, Rowville: +342 55 to 59, Rowville: +468 50 to 54, Rowville: +519 45 to 49, Rowville: +159 40 to 44, Rowville: -300 35 to 39, Rowville: -489 30 to 34, Rowville: -669 25 to 29, Rowville: -77 20 to 24, Rowville: +487 15 to 19, Rowville: +76 10 to 14, Rowville: -300 5 to 9, Rowville: -506 0 to 4, Rowville: -375
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 five year age groups of Rowville in 2011 compared to the City of Knox 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, 21.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 8.9% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.5% and 12.7% respectively for the City of Knox.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (8.1% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (8.8% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 45 to 49 (9.0% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (4.2% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Rowville's population increased by 173 people (0.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.1% per year over the period.

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

  • 30 to 34 (-669 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+519 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (-506 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (-489 persons)