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Diggers Rest

Five year age groups

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There were 8 people over the age of 85 living in Diggers Rest in 2016, with largest age group being 25 to 29 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?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Diggers Rest - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
0 to 41667.18.51136.19.3+53
5 to 91295.58.71116.08.2+18
10 to 141355.87.41015.47.3+34
15 to 191074.66.61608.66.7-53
20 to 241918.26.41488.06.7+43
25 to 292239.57.11317.17.9+92
30 to 342048.78.31337.29.3+71
35 to 391637.08.61035.59.2+60
40 to 441195.18.21397.57.8-20
45 to 491707.36.91548.36.4+16
50 to 541757.55.61648.85.6+11
55 to 591857.94.81407.55.1+45
60 to 641536.54.41045.64.2+49
65 to 69934.03.5683.72.5+25
70 to 74642.72.2432.31.6+21
75 to 79331.41.3261.41.1+7
80 to 84180.80.8140.80.8+4
85 and over80.30.740.20.6+4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2016
Age structure - five year age groups, 2016 85 and over, City of Melton: 0.7% 80 to 84, City of Melton: 0.8% 75 to 79, City of Melton: 1.3% 70 to 74, City of Melton: 2.2% 65 to 69, City of Melton: 3.5% 60 to 64, City of Melton: 4.4% 55 to 59, City of Melton: 4.8% 50 to 54, City of Melton: 5.6% 45 to 49, City of Melton: 6.9% 40 to 44, City of Melton: 8.2% 35 to 39, City of Melton: 8.6% 30 to 34, City of Melton: 8.3% 25 to 29, City of Melton: 7.1% 20 to 24, City of Melton: 6.4% 15 to 19, City of Melton: 6.6% 10 to 14, City of Melton: 7.4% 5 to 9, City of Melton: 8.7% 0 to 4, City of Melton: 8.5% 85 and over, Diggers Rest: 0.3% 80 to 84, Diggers Rest: 0.8% 75 to 79, Diggers Rest: 1.4% 70 to 74, Diggers Rest: 2.7% 65 to 69, Diggers Rest: 4.0% 60 to 64, Diggers Rest: 6.5% 55 to 59, Diggers Rest: 7.9% 50 to 54, Diggers Rest: 7.5% 45 to 49, Diggers Rest: 7.3% 40 to 44, Diggers Rest: 5.1% 35 to 39, Diggers Rest: 7.0% 30 to 34, Diggers Rest: 8.7% 25 to 29, Diggers Rest: 9.5% 20 to 24, Diggers Rest: 8.2% 15 to 19, Diggers Rest: 4.6% 10 to 14, Diggers Rest: 5.8% 5 to 9, Diggers Rest: 5.5% 0 to 4, Diggers Rest: 7.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, Diggers Rest: +4 80 to 84, Diggers Rest: +4 75 to 79, Diggers Rest: +7 70 to 74, Diggers Rest: +21 65 to 69, Diggers Rest: +25 60 to 64, Diggers Rest: +49 55 to 59, Diggers Rest: +45 50 to 54, Diggers Rest: +11 45 to 49, Diggers Rest: +16 40 to 44, Diggers Rest: -20 35 to 39, Diggers Rest: +60 30 to 34, Diggers Rest: +71 25 to 29, Diggers Rest: +92 20 to 24, Diggers Rest: +43 15 to 19, Diggers Rest: -53 10 to 14, Diggers Rest: +34 5 to 9, Diggers Rest: +18 0 to 4, Diggers Rest: +53
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 compared to 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, 18.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 9.2% 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 Diggers Rest and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (7.9% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (9.5% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (5.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (5.1% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Diggers Rest's population increased by 480 people (25.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.71% 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 (+92 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+71 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (+60 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+53 persons)

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