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There were 68 people over the age of 85 living in Brookfield in 2011, with largest age group being 25 to 29 year olds.

The Age Structure of Brookfield provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Brookfield'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 Brookfield'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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Brookfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
0 to 45088.39.31785.58.9+331
5 to 94076.78.22608.08.1+147
10 to 144387.27.33019.37.6+137
15 to 194537.46.732610.17.3+127
20 to 244827.96.72036.36.9+279
25 to 295438.97.91534.78.7+390
30 to 345058.39.31966.19.6+309
35 to 394327.19.22327.28.6+200
40 to 443916.47.82527.87.2+139
45 to 493816.36.42919.06.7+90
50 to 543465.75.62748.56.4+72
55 to 593365.55.11785.55.4+158
60 to 642584.24.2922.83.0+166
65 to 691772.92.5852.61.9+92
70 to 741432.31.6652.01.4+78
75 to 791332.21.1642.01.1+69
80 to 84941.50.8521.60.8+42
85 and over681.10.6300.90.6+38

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

Age structure - five year age groups, 2011
Age structure - five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, City of Melton: 0.6% 80 to 84, City of Melton: 0.8% 75 to 79, City of Melton: 1.1% 70 to 74, City of Melton: 1.6% 65 to 69, City of Melton: 2.5% 60 to 64, City of Melton: 4.2% 55 to 59, City of Melton: 5.1% 50 to 54, City of Melton: 5.6% 45 to 49, City of Melton: 6.4% 40 to 44, City of Melton: 7.8% 35 to 39, City of Melton: 9.2% 30 to 34, City of Melton: 9.3% 25 to 29, City of Melton: 7.9% 20 to 24, City of Melton: 6.7% 15 to 19, City of Melton: 6.7% 10 to 14, City of Melton: 7.3% 5 to 9, City of Melton: 8.2% 0 to 4, City of Melton: 9.3% 85 and over, Brookfield: 1.1% 80 to 84, Brookfield: 1.5% 75 to 79, Brookfield: 2.2% 70 to 74, Brookfield: 2.3% 65 to 69, Brookfield: 2.9% 60 to 64, Brookfield: 4.2% 55 to 59, Brookfield: 5.5% 50 to 54, Brookfield: 5.7% 45 to 49, Brookfield: 6.3% 40 to 44, Brookfield: 6.4% 35 to 39, Brookfield: 7.1% 30 to 34, Brookfield: 8.3% 25 to 29, Brookfield: 8.9% 20 to 24, Brookfield: 7.9% 15 to 19, Brookfield: 7.4% 10 to 14, Brookfield: 7.2% 5 to 9, Brookfield: 6.7% 0 to 4, Brookfield: 8.3%
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 age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, Brookfield: +38 80 to 84, Brookfield: +42 75 to 79, Brookfield: +69 70 to 74, Brookfield: +78 65 to 69, Brookfield: +92 60 to 64, Brookfield: +166 55 to 59, Brookfield: +158 50 to 54, Brookfield: +72 45 to 49, Brookfield: +90 40 to 44, Brookfield: +139 35 to 39, Brookfield: +200 30 to 34, Brookfield: +309 25 to 29, Brookfield: +390 20 to 24, Brookfield: +279 15 to 19, Brookfield: +127 10 to 14, Brookfield: +137 5 to 9, Brookfield: +147 0 to 4, Brookfield: +331
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 five year age groups of Brookfield in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 22.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 10.1% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 24.7% and 6.5% respectively for the City of Melton.

The major differences between the age structure of Brookfield and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (7.9% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (7.1% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (6.7% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (6.4% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Brookfield's population increased by 2,865 people (88.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 13.54% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 29 (+390 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+331 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+309 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+279 persons)