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Diggers Rest

Five year age groups

There were 4 people over the age of 85 living in Diggers Rest in 2011, with largest age group being 50 to 54 year olds.

The Age Structure of Diggers Rest provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Diggers Rest'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 Diggers Rest'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
Diggers Rest - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
0 to 41136.19.31466.88.9-33
5 to 91116.08.21537.18.1-42
10 to 141015.47.31637.67.6-62
15 to 191608.66.71507.07.3+11
20 to 241488.06.71687.86.9-20
25 to 291317.17.91466.88.7-15
30 to 341337.29.31426.69.6-9
35 to 391035.59.221410.08.6-111
40 to 441397.57.81647.67.2-25
45 to 491548.36.41868.76.7-32
50 to 541648.85.61848.66.4-20
55 to 591407.55.11286.05.4+12
60 to 641045.64.2904.23.0+14
65 to 69683.72.5492.31.9+19
70 to 74432.31.6381.81.4+5
75 to 79261.41.180.41.1+18
80 to 84140.80.890.40.8+5
85 and over40.20.680.40.6-4

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, Diggers Rest: 0.2% 80 to 84, Diggers Rest: 0.8% 75 to 79, Diggers Rest: 1.4% 70 to 74, Diggers Rest: 2.3% 65 to 69, Diggers Rest: 3.7% 60 to 64, Diggers Rest: 5.6% 55 to 59, Diggers Rest: 7.5% 50 to 54, Diggers Rest: 8.8% 45 to 49, Diggers Rest: 8.3% 40 to 44, Diggers Rest: 7.5% 35 to 39, Diggers Rest: 5.5% 30 to 34, Diggers Rest: 7.2% 25 to 29, Diggers Rest: 7.1% 20 to 24, Diggers Rest: 8.0% 15 to 19, Diggers Rest: 8.6% 10 to 14, Diggers Rest: 5.4% 5 to 9, Diggers Rest: 6.0% 0 to 4, Diggers Rest: 6.1%
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, Diggers Rest: -4 80 to 84, Diggers Rest: +5 75 to 79, Diggers Rest: +18 70 to 74, Diggers Rest: +5 65 to 69, Diggers Rest: +19 60 to 64, Diggers Rest: +14 55 to 59, Diggers Rest: +12 50 to 54, Diggers Rest: -20 45 to 49, Diggers Rest: -32 40 to 44, Diggers Rest: -25 35 to 39, Diggers Rest: -111 30 to 34, Diggers Rest: -9 25 to 29, Diggers Rest: -15 20 to 24, Diggers Rest: -20 15 to 19, Diggers Rest: +11 10 to 14, Diggers Rest: -62 5 to 9, Diggers Rest: -42 0 to 4, Diggers Rest: -33
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 Diggers Rest 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, 17.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 8.4% 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 Diggers Rest and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (8.8% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (7.5% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (5.5% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (6.1% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Diggers Rest's population decreased by 289 people (13.5%). This represents an average annual population change of -2.85% per year over the period.

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

  • 35 to 39 (-111 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (-62 persons)