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Doncaster East

Five year age groups

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There were 831 people over the age of 85 living in Doncaster East in 2016, with largest age group being 50 to 54 year olds.

The Age Structure of Doncaster East provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Doncaster East'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 Doncaster East'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
Doncaster East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,4775.24.81,3555.14.9+122
5 to 91,7046.05.61,3645.15.5+341
10 to 141,5645.55.71,7396.56.0-176
15 to 191,8646.66.51,7596.66.6+105
20 to 241,7346.16.21,7526.56.6-18
25 to 291,6465.85.71,5335.75.3+113
30 to 341,7096.05.41,5555.85.1+153
35 to 391,8536.55.71,7246.46.0+129
40 to 441,8856.66.41,9357.27.3-50
45 to 491,9006.77.31,9717.47.5-71
50 to 541,9266.87.11,8747.07.1+52
55 to 591,8226.46.71,7056.46.4+117
60 to 641,6235.75.81,6196.06.3+4
65 to 691,5415.45.61,4815.55.7+60
70 to 741,3574.85.01,2644.75.0+93
75 to 791,2264.34.48633.23.7+363
80 to 848012.83.17522.82.6+49
85 and over8312.93.25302.02.3+301
Total population28,471100.0100.026,783100.0100.0+1,688
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 Doncaster East in 2016 compared to City of Manningham 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, 16.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 20.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 16.1% and 21.2% respectively for City of Manningham.

The major differences between the age structure of Doncaster East and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (6.5% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (6.0% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 45 to 49 (6.7% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Doncaster East's population increased by 1,688 people (6.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.23% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 75 to 79 (+363 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+341 persons)
  • 85 and over (+301 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (-176 persons)

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