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Caroline Springs

Five year age groups

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There were 32 people over the age of 85 living in Caroline Springs in 2016, with largest age group being 40 to 44 year olds.

The Age Structure of Caroline Springs provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Caroline Springs'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 Caroline Springs'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
Caroline Springs - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
0 to 42,0478.58.52,25511.19.3-208
5 to 92,3689.88.71,9389.58.2+430
10 to 142,1498.97.41,5957.87.3+554
15 to 191,6987.06.61,1805.86.7+518
20 to 241,3435.66.41,1175.56.7+226
25 to 291,4386.07.11,6548.17.9-216
30 to 341,9137.98.32,28711.29.3-375
35 to 392,40610.08.62,40111.89.2+4
40 to 442,53610.58.21,8048.87.8+731
45 to 491,8747.86.91,2486.16.4+626
50 to 541,3015.45.69034.45.6+398
55 to 599423.94.87893.95.1+153
60 to 648033.34.45232.64.2+280
65 to 696002.53.52991.52.5+301
70 to 743601.52.22201.11.6+139
75 to 792431.01.31130.61.1+130
80 to 841010.40.8510.30.8+50
85 and over320.10.7180.10.6+14
Total population24,154100.0100.020,401100.0100.0+3,753
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 Caroline Springs 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 lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 27.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 5.5% 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 Caroline Springs and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (10.5% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (8.9% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (10.0% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (6.0% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Caroline Springs's population increased by 3,753 people (18.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.44% per year over the period.

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

  • 40 to 44 (+731 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (+626 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (+554 persons)
  • 15 to 19 (+518 persons)

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