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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Five year age groups

There were 562 people over the age of 85 living in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2011, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.

The Age Structure of Dandenong Foothills Policy Area provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
0 to 41,7886.16.01,7126.06.1+76
5 to 91,7245.96.01,9556.86.8-230
10 to 141,8706.46.52,0027.07.5-132
15 to 191,9146.67.32,0177.17.8-102
20 to 241,8956.56.91,8136.36.9+83
25 to 291,7896.16.21,6765.96.0+113
30 to 341,8716.46.31,9386.86.7-66
35 to 392,1307.36.92,2687.97.6-139
40 to 442,1867.57.52,1647.67.8+22
45 to 492,2117.67.62,1977.77.9+14
50 to 542,1407.37.52,0407.17.3+100
55 to 591,9276.66.71,9066.76.5+21
60 to 641,7335.95.91,4175.04.6+316
65 to 691,1934.14.11,0103.53.3+183
70 to 749633.33.08152.92.4+148
75 to 797082.42.26472.32.0+61
80 to 845301.81.75161.81.6+13
85 and over5621.91.74821.71.4+80

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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.9% 80 to 84, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.8% 75 to 79, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 2.4% 70 to 74, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 3.3% 65 to 69, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 4.1% 60 to 64, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 5.9% 55 to 59, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.6% 50 to 54, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 7.3% 45 to 49, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 7.6% 40 to 44, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 7.5% 35 to 39, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 7.3% 30 to 34, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.4% 25 to 29, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.1% 20 to 24, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.5% 15 to 19, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.6% 10 to 14, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.4% 5 to 9, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 5.9% 0 to 4, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.1%
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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +80 80 to 84, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +13 75 to 79, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +61 70 to 74, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +148 65 to 69, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +183 60 to 64, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +316 55 to 59, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +21 50 to 54, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +100 45 to 49, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +14 40 to 44, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +22 35 to 39, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -139 30 to 34, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -66 25 to 29, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +113 20 to 24, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +83 15 to 19, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -102 10 to 14, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -132 5 to 9, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -230 0 to 4, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +76
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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 18.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 13.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.5% and 12.7% respectively for the City of Knox.

The major difference between the age structure of Dandenong Foothills Policy Area and the City of Knox is:

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (6.6% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area's population increased by 561 people (2.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.39% per year over the period.

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

  • 60 to 64 (+316 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (-230 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+183 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+148 persons)