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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Five year age groups

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There were 638 people over the age of 85 living in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2016, 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?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,8006.15.81,7926.16.0+8
5 to 91,8356.25.91,7285.96.0+107
10 to 141,7445.95.81,8736.46.5-129
15 to 191,7866.16.41,9186.67.3-132
20 to 241,7275.96.61,8976.56.9-170
25 to 291,8306.26.41,7916.16.2+39
30 to 341,9096.56.81,8746.46.3+35
35 to 391,9416.66.72,1337.36.9-192
40 to 442,1377.26.82,1917.57.5-53
45 to 492,2027.57.22,2147.67.6-12
50 to 542,1117.27.22,1437.37.5-32
55 to 591,9266.56.81,9296.66.7-3
60 to 641,7676.06.11,7345.95.9+33
65 to 691,5585.35.21,1944.14.1+364
70 to 741,1363.93.69633.33.0+173
75 to 798282.82.77082.42.2+120
80 to 846192.11.95291.81.7+90
85 and over6382.22.05621.91.7+76
Total population29,503100.0100.029,180100.0100.0+323
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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area 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, 18.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 16.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.6% and 15.5% respectively for City of Knox.

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

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (5.9% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area's population increased by 323 people (1.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.22% 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 (+364 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (-192 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+173 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (-170 persons)

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