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Melton South

Five year age groups

There were 131 people over the age of 85 living in Melton South in 2011, with largest age group being 55 to 59 year olds.

The Age Structure of Melton South provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Melton South'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 Melton South'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
Melton South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
0 to 46807.69.36237.28.9+57
5 to 95506.28.25466.38.1+4
10 to 145436.17.35986.97.6-55
15 to 196106.86.76347.37.3-24
20 to 246607.46.76978.16.9-37
25 to 296267.07.96507.58.7-24
30 to 345906.69.36077.09.6-17
35 to 396527.39.24905.78.6+162
40 to 445546.27.85336.27.2+21
45 to 495896.66.45906.86.7-1
50 to 545806.55.67448.66.4-164
55 to 597188.15.17558.75.4-37
60 to 646217.04.23734.33.0+248
65 to 693153.52.52342.71.9+81
70 to 741942.21.61681.91.4+26
75 to 791511.71.11621.91.1-11
80 to 841461.60.81351.60.8+11
85 and over1311.50.61021.20.6+29

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, Melton South: 1.5% 80 to 84, Melton South: 1.6% 75 to 79, Melton South: 1.7% 70 to 74, Melton South: 2.2% 65 to 69, Melton South: 3.5% 60 to 64, Melton South: 7.0% 55 to 59, Melton South: 8.1% 50 to 54, Melton South: 6.5% 45 to 49, Melton South: 6.6% 40 to 44, Melton South: 6.2% 35 to 39, Melton South: 7.3% 30 to 34, Melton South: 6.6% 25 to 29, Melton South: 7.0% 20 to 24, Melton South: 7.4% 15 to 19, Melton South: 6.8% 10 to 14, Melton South: 6.1% 5 to 9, Melton South: 6.2% 0 to 4, Melton South: 7.6%
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, Melton South: +29 80 to 84, Melton South: +11 75 to 79, Melton South: -11 70 to 74, Melton South: +26 65 to 69, Melton South: +81 60 to 64, Melton South: +248 55 to 59, Melton South: -37 50 to 54, Melton South: -164 45 to 49, Melton South: -1 40 to 44, Melton South: +21 35 to 39, Melton South: +162 30 to 34, Melton South: -17 25 to 29, Melton South: -24 20 to 24, Melton South: -37 15 to 19, Melton South: -24 10 to 14, Melton South: -55 5 to 9, Melton South: +4 0 to 4, Melton South: +57
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 Melton South 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, 19.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 10.5% 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 Melton South and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (8.1% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (7.0% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (6.6% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (6.2% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Melton South's population increased by 269 people (3.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.62% per year over the period.

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

  • 60 to 64 (+248 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (-164 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (+162 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+81 persons)