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Low income households - Five year age groups

There were 10,871 people in low income households living in the City of Maroondah, 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 Maroondah'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 Maroondah - Low income households20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
0 to 44183.84.62462.83.9+172
5 to 94063.74.83173.64.4+89
10 to 144874.54.72993.44.5+188
15 to 193593.34.52292.64.7+130
20 to 242512.35.81922.25.4+59
25 to 293002.84.02272.63.4+73
30 to 344374.03.73103.63.6+127
35 to 394324.04.23403.94.3+92
40 to 444984.64.53534.14.4+145
45 to 494514.14.23514.04.2+100
50 to 544554.24.33694.24.4+86
55 to 595364.95.45155.96.2+21
60 to 648908.28.17819.08.0+109
65 to 691,15010.69.188610.29.7+264
70 to 741,12310.39.11,02611.89.7+97
75 to 791,0639.87.91,09512.69.0-32
80 to 849438.76.47568.76.4+187
85 and over6726.24.74214.84.0+251

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 Maroondah: 6.2% 80 to 84, City of Maroondah: 8.7% 75 to 79, City of Maroondah: 9.8% 70 to 74, City of Maroondah: 10.3% 65 to 69, City of Maroondah: 10.6% 60 to 64, City of Maroondah: 8.2% 55 to 59, City of Maroondah: 4.9% 50 to 54, City of Maroondah: 4.2% 45 to 49, City of Maroondah: 4.1% 40 to 44, City of Maroondah: 4.6% 35 to 39, City of Maroondah: 4.0% 30 to 34, City of Maroondah: 4.0% 25 to 29, City of Maroondah: 2.8% 20 to 24, City of Maroondah: 2.3% 15 to 19, City of Maroondah: 3.3% 10 to 14, City of Maroondah: 4.5% 5 to 9, City of Maroondah: 3.7% 0 to 4, City of Maroondah: 3.8%
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 Maroondah: +251 80 to 84, City of Maroondah: +187 75 to 79, City of Maroondah: -32 70 to 74, City of Maroondah: +97 65 to 69, City of Maroondah: +264 60 to 64, City of Maroondah: +109 55 to 59, City of Maroondah: +21 50 to 54, City of Maroondah: +86 45 to 49, City of Maroondah: +100 40 to 44, City of Maroondah: +145 35 to 39, City of Maroondah: +92 30 to 34, City of Maroondah: +127 25 to 29, City of Maroondah: +73 20 to 24, City of Maroondah: +59 15 to 19, City of Maroondah: +130 10 to 14, City of Maroondah: +188 5 to 9, City of Maroondah: +89 0 to 4, City of Maroondah: +172
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 Maroondah 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, 12.1% of people in low income households were aged between 0 and 15, and 45.5% 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 Maroondah and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 80 to 84 (8.7% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 75 to 79 (9.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 85 and over (6.2% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 20 to 24 (2.3% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of people in low income households increased by 2,158 people (24.8%) in the City of Maroondah. This represents an average annual population change of 4.53% 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:

  • 65 to 69 (+264 persons)
  • 85 and over (+251 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (+188 persons)
  • 80 to 84 (+187 persons)

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