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Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There were 30 people over the age of 85 living in Glenalta in 2016, with largest age group being 40 to 44 year olds.

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

Age structure - Five year age groups
Glenalta - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
0 to 41236.35.31547.85.7-31
5 to 91387.06.21165.85.8+22
10 to 141186.06.1854.36.0+33
15 to 191155.96.61346.76.8-19
20 to 24954.86.41055.36.8-10
25 to 29633.25.1773.95.5-14
30 to 341015.15.61185.95.4-17
35 to 391336.86.01547.86.5-21
40 to 441547.86.91386.97.1+16
45 to 491377.07.11266.37.0+11
50 to 541236.36.71236.27.20
55 to 591015.16.61246.26.4-23
60 to 641206.15.81306.56.4-10
65 to 691165.95.71477.44.9-31
70 to 741286.54.61226.13.7+6
75 to 791135.83.4653.33.0+48
80 to 84572.92.5532.72.8+4
85 and over301.53.4150.83.1+15
Total population1,965100.0100.01,986100.0100.0-21
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

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

Overall, 19.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 22.6% 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 Glenalta and City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (5.8% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (6.5% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (1.5% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (3.2% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Glenalta's population decreased by 21 people (1.1%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.21% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Glenalta between 2011 and 2016.