There were 128 people over the age of 85 living in Melrose Park in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.
The Age Structure of Melrose 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 Melrose 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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
|Age structure - Five year age groups|
|Melrose Park - Total persons (Usual residence)||2016||2011||Change|
|Five year age groups (years)||Number||%||City of Mitcham %||Number||%||City of Mitcham %||2011 to 2016|
|0 to 4||163||7.4||5.3||137||6.4||5.7||+26|
|5 to 9||151||6.8||6.2||122||5.7||5.8||+29|
|10 to 14||112||5.1||6.1||68||3.2||6.0||+44|
|15 to 19||87||3.9||6.6||118||5.5||6.8||-31|
|20 to 24||134||6.0||6.4||165||7.7||6.8||-31|
|25 to 29||148||6.7||5.1||178||8.3||5.5||-30|
|30 to 34||193||8.7||5.6||157||7.4||5.4||+36|
|35 to 39||177||8.0||6.0||149||7.0||6.5||+28|
|40 to 44||163||7.4||6.9||124||5.8||7.1||+39|
|45 to 49||126||5.7||7.1||143||6.7||7.0||-17|
|50 to 54||123||5.6||6.7||145||6.8||7.2||-22|
|55 to 59||128||5.8||6.6||116||5.4||6.4||+12|
|60 to 64||103||4.6||5.8||88||4.1||6.4||+15|
|65 to 69||77||3.5||5.7||72||3.4||4.9||+5|
|70 to 74||73||3.3||4.6||66||3.1||3.7||+7|
|75 to 79||67||3.0||3.4||76||3.6||3.0||-9|
|80 to 84||63||2.8||2.5||84||3.9||2.8||-21|
|85 and over||128||5.8||3.4||128||6.0||3.1||0|
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Analysis of the five year age groups of Melrose Park in 2016 compared to City of Mitcham 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, 19.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 18.4% 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 Melrose Park and City of Mitcham were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (8.7% compared to 5.6%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (5.8% compared to 3.4%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (3.9% compared to 6.6%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (3.5% compared to 5.7%)
From 2011 to 2016, Melrose Park's population increased by 80 people (3.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.74% per year over the period.
There were no major differences in Melrose Park between 2011 and 2016.