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Need for assistance - Five year age groups

There were 4,490 people with a need for assistance living in the City of Melton, with largest age group being 60 to 64 year olds in 2011.

The age structure of the population with a need for assistance is an important indicator of whether the disabilities highlighted are age related or otherwise. Generally need for assistance increases with age, so a comparison with the age structure of the same population in a benchmark area may reveal an older or younger population with significant need for assistance.

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 Melton's Age Structure for those with a need for assistance should be viewed in conjunction with Dwelling Types, Tenure and Employment Status.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People with a need for assistance

Five year age groups
City of Melton - Need for assistance20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
0 to 4892.01.4883.21.3+1
5 to 92766.13.41626.03.1+114
10 to 142335.23.11646.02.9+69
15 to 192004.52.51304.82.2+70
20 to 241333.01.9612.21.8+72
25 to 291062.41.8511.91.8+55
30 to 341102.42.0802.92.2+30
35 to 391613.62.51094.02.9+52
40 to 442034.53.31134.23.3+90
45 to 492014.53.81355.03.9+66
50 to 542806.24.71656.14.6+115
55 to 593868.65.52529.35.9+134
60 to 6448610.86.92218.16.3+265
65 to 693487.86.71585.86.1+190
70 to 742996.77.91465.47.9+153
75 to 792816.310.12268.311.2+55
80 to 843227.212.72198.113.7+103
85 and over3768.419.82388.818.8+138

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, Greater Melbourne: 19.8% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 12.7% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 10.1% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 6.7% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% 55 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 5.5% 50 to 54, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% 45 to 49, Greater Melbourne: 3.8% 40 to 44, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% 35 to 39, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% 30 to 34, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 25 to 29, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% 20 to 24, Greater Melbourne: 1.9% 15 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% 10 to 14, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% 85 and over, City of Melton: 8.4% 80 to 84, City of Melton: 7.2% 75 to 79, City of Melton: 6.3% 70 to 74, City of Melton: 6.7% 65 to 69, City of Melton: 7.8% 60 to 64, City of Melton: 10.8% 55 to 59, City of Melton: 8.6% 50 to 54, City of Melton: 6.2% 45 to 49, City of Melton: 4.5% 40 to 44, City of Melton: 4.5% 35 to 39, City of Melton: 3.6% 30 to 34, City of Melton: 2.4% 25 to 29, City of Melton: 2.4% 20 to 24, City of Melton: 3.0% 15 to 19, City of Melton: 4.5% 10 to 14, City of Melton: 5.2% 5 to 9, City of Melton: 6.1% 0 to 4, City of Melton: 2.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id 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 Melton: +138 80 to 84, City of Melton: +103 75 to 79, City of Melton: +55 70 to 74, City of Melton: +153 65 to 69, City of Melton: +190 60 to 64, City of Melton: +265 55 to 59, City of Melton: +134 50 to 54, City of Melton: +115 45 to 49, City of Melton: +66 40 to 44, City of Melton: +90 35 to 39, City of Melton: +52 30 to 34, City of Melton: +30 25 to 29, City of Melton: +55 20 to 24, City of Melton: +72 15 to 19, City of Melton: +70 10 to 14, City of Melton: +69 5 to 9, City of Melton: +114 0 to 4, City of Melton: +1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the population needing assistance in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 13.3% of the population needing for assistance was aged between 0 and 14, and 36.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 8.0% and 57.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age structure of the population needing assistance the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 60 to 64 (10.8% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 85 and over (8.4% compared to 19.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 80 to 84 (7.2% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 75 to 79 (6.3% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Melton's population needing assistance increased by 1,772 people (65.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 10.56% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure of the population needing assistance in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 60 to 64 (+265 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+190 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+153 persons)
  • 85 and over (+138 persons)