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There were 185 people over the age of 85 living in Melton East in 2011, with largest age group being 35 to 39 year olds.

The Age Structure of Melton East 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 East'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 East'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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
0 to 45,93810.59.34,11411.18.9+1,824
5 to 95,2759.38.23,4639.48.1+1,812
10 to 144,4687.97.32,6777.27.6+1,791
15 to 193,6086.46.72,2826.27.3+1,326
20 to 243,2465.76.72,2376.16.9+1,009
25 to 294,4187.87.93,74610.18.7+672
30 to 345,92510.59.34,60212.59.6+1,323
35 to 396,10510.89.23,78010.28.6+2,325
40 to 444,8988.67.82,8287.77.2+2,070
45 to 493,6166.46.42,2206.06.7+1,396
50 to 542,8014.95.61,6884.66.4+1,113
55 to 592,2053.95.11,2853.55.4+920
60 to 641,6012.84.27181.93.0+883
65 to 699631.72.54451.21.9+518
70 to 746511.11.63020.81.4+349
75 to 794320.81.12650.71.1+167
80 to 843090.50.81600.40.8+149
85 and over1850.30.61340.40.6+51

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 East: 0.3% 80 to 84, Melton East: 0.5% 75 to 79, Melton East: 0.8% 70 to 74, Melton East: 1.1% 65 to 69, Melton East: 1.7% 60 to 64, Melton East: 2.8% 55 to 59, Melton East: 3.9% 50 to 54, Melton East: 4.9% 45 to 49, Melton East: 6.4% 40 to 44, Melton East: 8.6% 35 to 39, Melton East: 10.8% 30 to 34, Melton East: 10.5% 25 to 29, Melton East: 7.8% 20 to 24, Melton East: 5.7% 15 to 19, Melton East: 6.4% 10 to 14, Melton East: 7.9% 5 to 9, Melton East: 9.3% 0 to 4, Melton East: 10.5%
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 East: +51 80 to 84, Melton East: +149 75 to 79, Melton East: +167 70 to 74, Melton East: +349 65 to 69, Melton East: +518 60 to 64, Melton East: +883 55 to 59, Melton East: +920 50 to 54, Melton East: +1,113 45 to 49, Melton East: +1,396 40 to 44, Melton East: +2,070 35 to 39, Melton East: +2,325 30 to 34, Melton East: +1,323 25 to 29, Melton East: +672 20 to 24, Melton East: +1,009 15 to 19, Melton East: +1,326 10 to 14, Melton East: +1,791 5 to 9, Melton East: +1,812 0 to 4, Melton East: +1,824
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 East in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 27.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 4.5% 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 East and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (10.8% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (10.5% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (2.8% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (3.9% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Melton East's population increased by 19,698 people (53.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 8.92% per year over the period.

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

  • 35 to 39 (+2,325 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (+2,070 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+1,824 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+1,812 persons)