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Burnside - Burnside Heights

Five year age groups

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There were 150 people over the age of 85 living in Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2016, with largest age group being 35 to 39 year olds.

The Age Structure of Burnside - Burnside Heights provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Burnside - Burnside Heights'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 Burnside - Burnside Heights'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
Burnside - Burnside Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,0199.48.59239.99.3+95
5 to 99999.28.77678.28.2+231
10 to 147837.27.46647.17.3+118
15 to 197096.66.65415.86.7+167
20 to 246816.36.45355.76.7+145
25 to 296095.67.18749.47.9-266
30 to 349638.98.31,04711.29.3-84
35 to 391,08810.18.68679.39.2+221
40 to 448778.18.26877.47.8+190
45 to 497066.56.95706.16.4+135
50 to 545865.45.65095.55.6+76
55 to 595124.74.83974.35.1+114
60 to 643773.54.42903.14.2+86
65 to 693052.83.51611.72.5+143
70 to 741671.52.21091.21.6+58
75 to 791571.51.31311.41.1+25
80 to 841211.10.81351.50.8-15
85 and over1501.40.71141.20.6+36
Total population10,809100.0100.09,331100.0100.0+1,477
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2016 compared to City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 25.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 8.3% 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 Burnside - Burnside Heights and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (10.1% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (9.4% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.6% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (3.5% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Burnside - Burnside Heights's population increased by 1,478 people (15.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.98% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 29 (-266 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+231 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (+221 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (+190 persons)

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