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Melton Township

Five year age groups

There were 438 people over the age of 85 living in Melton Township in 2011, with largest age group being 0 to 4 year olds.

The Age Structure of Melton Township 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 Township'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 Township'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 Township - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
0 to 43,8498.39.32,5617.18.9+1,288
5 to 93,1916.98.22,6277.28.1+563
10 to 143,2437.07.32,8827.97.6+361
15 to 193,3017.16.73,0078.37.3+294
20 to 243,5087.66.72,8317.86.9+677
25 to 293,7088.07.92,6987.48.7+1,010
30 to 343,5667.79.32,5737.19.6+993
35 to 393,4197.49.22,4746.88.6+945
40 to 443,1296.87.82,4256.77.2+703
45 to 492,8226.16.42,6057.26.7+217
50 to 542,8556.25.62,8087.76.4+48
55 to 592,9646.45.12,5517.05.4+413
60 to 642,5185.44.21,3763.83.0+1,143
65 to 691,5163.32.59152.51.9+601
70 to 749612.11.66561.81.4+306
75 to 796951.51.15431.51.1+152
80 to 845381.20.84391.20.8+99
85 and over4380.90.62880.80.6+149

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 Township: 0.9% 80 to 84, Melton Township: 1.2% 75 to 79, Melton Township: 1.5% 70 to 74, Melton Township: 2.1% 65 to 69, Melton Township: 3.3% 60 to 64, Melton Township: 5.4% 55 to 59, Melton Township: 6.4% 50 to 54, Melton Township: 6.2% 45 to 49, Melton Township: 6.1% 40 to 44, Melton Township: 6.8% 35 to 39, Melton Township: 7.4% 30 to 34, Melton Township: 7.7% 25 to 29, Melton Township: 8.0% 20 to 24, Melton Township: 7.6% 15 to 19, Melton Township: 7.1% 10 to 14, Melton Township: 7.0% 5 to 9, Melton Township: 6.9% 0 to 4, Melton Township: 8.3%
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 Township: +149 80 to 84, Melton Township: +99 75 to 79, Melton Township: +152 70 to 74, Melton Township: +306 65 to 69, Melton Township: +601 60 to 64, Melton Township: +1,143 55 to 59, Melton Township: +413 50 to 54, Melton Township: +48 45 to 49, Melton Township: +217 40 to 44, Melton Township: +703 35 to 39, Melton Township: +945 30 to 34, Melton Township: +993 25 to 29, Melton Township: +1,010 20 to 24, Melton Township: +677 15 to 19, Melton Township: +294 10 to 14, Melton Township: +361 5 to 9, Melton Township: +563 0 to 4, Melton Township: +1,288
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 Township 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, 22.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 9.0% 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 Township and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (5.4% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (6.4% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (7.4% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (7.7% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Melton Township's population increased by 9,961 people (27.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.97% 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 (+1,288 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+1,143 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+1,010 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+993 persons)