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There were 54 people over the age of 85 living in Melton West in 2011, with largest age group being 0 to 4 year olds.

The Age Structure of Melton West 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 West'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 West'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 West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
0 to 41,2739.09.37927.78.9+482
5 to 91,0777.68.28037.88.1+274
10 to 141,1077.87.39269.07.6+180
15 to 191,0597.56.79198.97.3+141
20 to 241,0787.66.78388.16.9+240
25 to 291,2508.87.98047.88.7+446
30 to 341,1898.49.37887.69.6+401
35 to 391,0897.79.27887.68.6+301
40 to 441,0017.07.87026.87.2+299
45 to 498506.06.47677.46.7+83
50 to 548445.95.67677.46.4+78
55 to 598546.05.15995.85.4+255
60 to 646394.54.23193.13.0+320
65 to 694012.82.51861.81.9+215
70 to 742031.41.61191.21.4+83
75 to 791411.01.11071.01.1+35
80 to 841030.70.8650.60.8+38
85 and over540.40.6380.40.6+17

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 West: 0.4% 80 to 84, Melton West: 0.7% 75 to 79, Melton West: 1.0% 70 to 74, Melton West: 1.4% 65 to 69, Melton West: 2.8% 60 to 64, Melton West: 4.5% 55 to 59, Melton West: 6.0% 50 to 54, Melton West: 5.9% 45 to 49, Melton West: 6.0% 40 to 44, Melton West: 7.0% 35 to 39, Melton West: 7.7% 30 to 34, Melton West: 8.4% 25 to 29, Melton West: 8.8% 20 to 24, Melton West: 7.6% 15 to 19, Melton West: 7.5% 10 to 14, Melton West: 7.8% 5 to 9, Melton West: 7.6% 0 to 4, Melton West: 9.0%
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 West: +17 80 to 84, Melton West: +38 75 to 79, Melton West: +35 70 to 74, Melton West: +83 65 to 69, Melton West: +215 60 to 64, Melton West: +320 55 to 59, Melton West: +255 50 to 54, Melton West: +78 45 to 49, Melton West: +83 40 to 44, Melton West: +299 35 to 39, Melton West: +301 30 to 34, Melton West: +401 25 to 29, Melton West: +446 20 to 24, Melton West: +240 15 to 19, Melton West: +141 10 to 14, Melton West: +180 5 to 9, Melton West: +274 0 to 4, Melton West: +482
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 West in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 24.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 6.3% 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 West and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (7.6% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (8.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (7.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (8.4% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Melton West's population increased by 3,887 people (37.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 6.6% per year over the period.

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

  • 0 to 4 (+482 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+446 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+401 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+320 persons)