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Five year age groups

There were 1,962 people over the age of 85 living in the City of Mitcham in 2011, with largest age group being 50 to 54 year olds.

The Age Structure of the City of Mitcham provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the City of Mitcham'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 the City of Mitcham'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
City of Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
0 to 43,5565.76.03,3065.35.7+250
5 to 93,6705.85.73,5665.86.0+104
10 to 143,7586.06.03,7696.16.4-11
15 to 194,2466.86.64,3427.06.8-96
20 to 244,2476.87.14,3387.07.1-91
25 to 293,4485.57.03,0314.96.2+417
30 to 343,3955.46.43,6315.96.6-236
35 to 394,0906.56.74,1776.87.2-87
40 to 444,4457.17.14,3447.07.4+101
45 to 494,3827.07.14,6837.67.4-301
50 to 544,5257.26.94,3817.16.8+144
55 to 594,0366.46.24,3507.06.5-314
60 to 644,0426.45.83,4035.54.9+639
65 to 693,1124.94.42,4844.03.9+628
70 to 742,3313.73.42,1363.53.3+195
75 to 791,9153.02.82,1473.53.2-232
80 to 841,7422.82.41,9483.12.6-206
85 and over1,9623.12.41,8142.92.1+148

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, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% 80 to 84, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% 75 to 79, Greater Adelaide: 2.8% 70 to 74, Greater Adelaide: 3.4% 65 to 69, Greater Adelaide: 4.4% 60 to 64, Greater Adelaide: 5.8% 55 to 59, Greater Adelaide: 6.2% 50 to 54, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% 45 to 49, Greater Adelaide: 7.1% 40 to 44, Greater Adelaide: 7.1% 35 to 39, Greater Adelaide: 6.7% 30 to 34, Greater Adelaide: 6.4% 25 to 29, Greater Adelaide: 7.0% 20 to 24, Greater Adelaide: 7.1% 15 to 19, Greater Adelaide: 6.6% 10 to 14, Greater Adelaide: 6.0% 5 to 9, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% 0 to 4, Greater Adelaide: 6.0% 85 and over, City of Mitcham: 3.1% 80 to 84, City of Mitcham: 2.8% 75 to 79, City of Mitcham: 3.0% 70 to 74, City of Mitcham: 3.7% 65 to 69, City of Mitcham: 4.9% 60 to 64, City of Mitcham: 6.4% 55 to 59, City of Mitcham: 6.4% 50 to 54, City of Mitcham: 7.2% 45 to 49, City of Mitcham: 7.0% 40 to 44, City of Mitcham: 7.1% 35 to 39, City of Mitcham: 6.5% 30 to 34, City of Mitcham: 5.4% 25 to 29, City of Mitcham: 5.5% 20 to 24, City of Mitcham: 6.8% 15 to 19, City of Mitcham: 6.8% 10 to 14, City of Mitcham: 6.0% 5 to 9, City of Mitcham: 5.8% 0 to 4, City of Mitcham: 5.7%
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, City of Mitcham: +148 80 to 84, City of Mitcham: -206 75 to 79, City of Mitcham: -232 70 to 74, City of Mitcham: +195 65 to 69, City of Mitcham: +628 60 to 64, City of Mitcham: +639 55 to 59, City of Mitcham: -314 50 to 54, City of Mitcham: +144 45 to 49, City of Mitcham: -301 40 to 44, City of Mitcham: +101 35 to 39, City of Mitcham: -87 30 to 34, City of Mitcham: -236 25 to 29, City of Mitcham: +417 20 to 24, City of Mitcham: -91 15 to 19, City of Mitcham: -96 10 to 14, City of Mitcham: -11 5 to 9, City of Mitcham: +104 0 to 4, City of Mitcham: +250
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 the City of Mitcham in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 17.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 17.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.7% and 15.5% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Mitcham and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (3.1% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (4.9% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.4% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Mitcham's population increased by 1,052 people (1.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.34% 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 (+639 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+628 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+417 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (-314 persons)