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Brookfield

Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There were 91 people over the age of 85 living in Brookfield in 2016, with largest age group being 0 to 4 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.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Brookfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
0 to 497110.58.55088.39.3+464
5 to 97948.68.74076.78.2+388
10 to 146326.87.44387.27.3+194
15 to 196036.56.64537.46.7+151
20 to 246226.76.44827.96.7+141
25 to 297368.07.15438.97.9+193
30 to 348479.28.35058.39.3+342
35 to 397247.88.64327.19.2+293
40 to 445806.38.23916.47.8+189
45 to 495255.76.93816.36.4+145
50 to 544534.95.63465.75.6+108
55 to 594174.54.83365.55.1+82
60 to 644324.74.42584.24.2+175
65 to 693243.53.51772.92.5+147
70 to 742152.32.21432.31.6+72
75 to 791441.61.31332.21.1+12
80 to 841181.30.8941.50.8+24
85 and over911.00.7681.10.6+23
Total population9,236100.0100.06,095100.0100.0+3,141
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 Brookfield in 2016 compared to City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 26.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 9.7% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 24.6% and 8.4% respectively for City of Melton.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (10.5% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (9.2% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (6.3% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 45 to 49 (5.7% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Brookfield's population increased by 3,141 people (51.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 8.67% per year over the period.

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

  • 0 to 4 (+464 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+388 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+342 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (+293 persons)