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City of Maroondah

Five year age groups

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There were 2,647 people over the age of 85 living in the City of Maroondah in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.

The Age Structure of the City of Maroondah provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the City of Maroondah'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 the City of Maroondah'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
City of Maroondah - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
0 to 47,3346.66.46,7486.56.5+586
5 to 96,8786.26.26,2876.16.0+591
10 to 146,3885.85.76,4576.25.9-69
15 to 196,6716.06.06,7566.56.3-85
20 to 246,6296.07.46,6476.47.5-18
25 to 297,0996.48.16,8516.67.9+248
30 to 348,1847.48.27,1686.97.5+1,016
35 to 397,7597.07.37,6007.37.5+159
40 to 447,8577.17.07,7367.57.5+121
45 to 497,7087.06.97,4067.16.9+302
50 to 547,4546.86.26,9016.66.4+553
55 to 596,7106.15.76,1605.95.6+550
60 to 646,0085.44.95,7485.55.1+260
65 to 695,3604.94.44,5254.43.9+835
70 to 744,2803.93.33,3093.23.0+971
75 to 793,0202.72.52,8032.72.4+217
80 to 842,3952.21.92,3652.32.0+30
85 and over2,6472.42.02,3702.31.8+277
Total population110,381100.0100.0103,837100.0100.0+6,544
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of the City of Maroondah in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 18.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 16.0% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.3% and 14.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Maroondah and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (3.9% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (6.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (6.0% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (7.4% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Maroondah's population increased by 6,544 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:

  • 30 to 34 (+1,016 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+971 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+835 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+591 persons)