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Low income households - Five year age groups

There were 14,146 people in low income households living in the City of Knox, with largest age group being 65 to 69 year olds in 2011.

The age structure of the population is a key indicator of the residential role and function of an area, and who it houses. For low income households the age breakdown can tell the story of the area, in terms of whether the low incomes are predominantly due to age (eg. aged pensioners) or other factors. Areas with high pensioner populations, or tertiary students may both have low incomes but for different reasons.

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 the City of Knox's Age Structure for those in low income households should be viewed in conjunction with Dwelling Types, Tenure, and Occupations.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

People in low income households, counted in private dwellings

Five year age groups
City of Knox - Low income households20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
0 to 44513.24.63042.73.9+147
5 to 96434.54.84704.24.4+173
10 to 146394.54.75334.84.5+106
15 to 195654.04.54614.14.7+104
20 to 243572.55.82141.95.4+143
25 to 293172.24.02262.03.4+91
30 to 344403.13.73663.33.6+74
35 to 396284.44.25184.64.3+110
40 to 447425.24.55555.04.4+187
45 to 495964.24.24684.24.2+128
50 to 545864.14.34794.34.4+107
55 to 597745.55.47286.56.2+46
60 to 641,3149.38.11,0899.78.0+225
65 to 691,59111.29.11,31111.79.7+280
70 to 741,55711.09.11,15710.39.7+400
75 to 791,2729.07.91,0899.79.0+183
80 to 849766.96.47396.66.4+237
85 and over6984.94.75044.54.0+194

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

Five year age groups, 2011
Five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, Victoria: 4.7% 80 to 84, Victoria: 6.4% 75 to 79, Victoria: 7.9% 70 to 74, Victoria: 9.1% 65 to 69, Victoria: 9.1% 60 to 64, Victoria: 8.1% 55 to 59, Victoria: 5.4% 50 to 54, Victoria: 4.3% 45 to 49, Victoria: 4.2% 40 to 44, Victoria: 4.5% 35 to 39, Victoria: 4.2% 30 to 34, Victoria: 3.7% 25 to 29, Victoria: 4.0% 20 to 24, Victoria: 5.8% 15 to 19, Victoria: 4.5% 10 to 14, Victoria: 4.7% 5 to 9, Victoria: 4.8% 0 to 4, Victoria: 4.6% 85 and over, City of Knox: 4.9% 80 to 84, City of Knox: 6.9% 75 to 79, City of Knox: 9.0% 70 to 74, City of Knox: 11.0% 65 to 69, City of Knox: 11.2% 60 to 64, City of Knox: 9.3% 55 to 59, City of Knox: 5.5% 50 to 54, City of Knox: 4.1% 45 to 49, City of Knox: 4.2% 40 to 44, City of Knox: 5.2% 35 to 39, City of Knox: 4.4% 30 to 34, City of Knox: 3.1% 25 to 29, City of Knox: 2.2% 20 to 24, City of Knox: 2.5% 15 to 19, City of Knox: 4.0% 10 to 14, City of Knox: 4.5% 5 to 9, City of Knox: 4.5% 0 to 4, City of Knox: 3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, City of Knox: +194 80 to 84, City of Knox: +237 75 to 79, City of Knox: +183 70 to 74, City of Knox: +400 65 to 69, City of Knox: +280 60 to 64, City of Knox: +225 55 to 59, City of Knox: +46 50 to 54, City of Knox: +107 45 to 49, City of Knox: +128 40 to 44, City of Knox: +187 35 to 39, City of Knox: +110 30 to 34, City of Knox: +74 25 to 29, City of Knox: +91 20 to 24, City of Knox: +143 15 to 19, City of Knox: +104 10 to 14, City of Knox: +106 5 to 9, City of Knox: +173 0 to 4, City of Knox: +147
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups for low income households in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Victoria, shows that there was a similar proportion of people in low income households in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 12.3% of people in low income households were aged between 0 and 15, and 43.1% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 14.1% and 37.1% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the five year age groups of low income households in the City of Knox and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 65 to 69 (11.2% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 70 to 74 (11.0% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 20 to 24 (2.5% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 25 to 29 (2.2% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of people in low income households increased by 2,935 people (26.2%) in the City of Knox. This represents an average annual population change of 4.76% per year over the period.

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

  • 70 to 74 (+400 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+280 persons)
  • 80 to 84 (+237 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+225 persons)