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Rural Balance

Five year age groups

There were 20 people over the age of 85 living in Rural Balance in 2011, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.

The Age Structure of Rural Balance provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Rural Balance'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 Rural Balance'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
Rural Balance - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
0 to 42164.89.31795.18.9+37
5 to 92305.18.21885.38.1+42
10 to 142084.67.32557.27.6-47
15 to 192615.86.72687.67.3-6
20 to 243587.96.72436.96.9+115
25 to 293527.87.92757.88.7+78
30 to 344429.79.32497.19.6+193
35 to 394399.79.22828.08.6+157
40 to 443427.67.82687.67.2+74
45 to 493146.96.42787.96.7+36
50 to 543507.75.63098.86.4+40
55 to 593427.55.12657.55.4+77
60 to 642866.34.22106.03.0+76
65 to 692164.82.5972.71.9+119
70 to 74821.81.6772.21.4+5
75 to 79491.11.1531.51.1-3
80 to 84270.60.8220.60.8+5
85 and over200.40.6100.30.6+11

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, Rural Balance: 0.4% 80 to 84, Rural Balance: 0.6% 75 to 79, Rural Balance: 1.1% 70 to 74, Rural Balance: 1.8% 65 to 69, Rural Balance: 4.8% 60 to 64, Rural Balance: 6.3% 55 to 59, Rural Balance: 7.5% 50 to 54, Rural Balance: 7.7% 45 to 49, Rural Balance: 6.9% 40 to 44, Rural Balance: 7.6% 35 to 39, Rural Balance: 9.7% 30 to 34, Rural Balance: 9.7% 25 to 29, Rural Balance: 7.8% 20 to 24, Rural Balance: 7.9% 15 to 19, Rural Balance: 5.8% 10 to 14, Rural Balance: 4.6% 5 to 9, Rural Balance: 5.1% 0 to 4, Rural Balance: 4.8%
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, Rural Balance: +11 80 to 84, Rural Balance: +5 75 to 79, Rural Balance: -3 70 to 74, Rural Balance: +5 65 to 69, Rural Balance: +119 60 to 64, Rural Balance: +76 55 to 59, Rural Balance: +77 50 to 54, Rural Balance: +40 45 to 49, Rural Balance: +36 40 to 44, Rural Balance: +74 35 to 39, Rural Balance: +157 30 to 34, Rural Balance: +193 25 to 29, Rural Balance: +78 20 to 24, Rural Balance: +115 15 to 19, Rural Balance: -6 10 to 14, Rural Balance: -47 5 to 9, Rural Balance: +42 0 to 4, Rural Balance: +37
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 Rural Balance 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, 14.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 8.7% 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 Rural Balance and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (7.5% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (4.8% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (5.1% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (4.6% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Rural Balance's population increased by 1,009 people (28.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 5.16% per year over the period.

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

  • 30 to 34 (+193 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (+157 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+119 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+115 persons)