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Bedford Park

Five year age groups

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There were 18 people over the age of 85 living in Bedford Park in 2016, with largest age group being 20 to 24 year olds.

The Age Structure of Bedford Park provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Bedford Park'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 Bedford Park'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?'

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Bedford Park in 2016 compared to City of Mitcham shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 10.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 10.7% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.6% and 19.5% respectively for City of Mitcham.

The major differences between the age structure of Bedford Park and City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (19.7% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (12.8% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (11.9% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 45 to 49 (2.9% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Bedford Park's population decreased by 7 people (0.4%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.08% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Bedford Park between 2011 and 2016.

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