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There were 119 people over the age of 85 living in Mitcham in 2011, with largest age group being 50 to 54 year olds.

The Age Structure 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 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 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
Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
0 to 4623.55.7764.55.3-14
5 to 9724.05.8694.15.8+2
10 to 14975.56.01156.96.1-18
15 to 191247.06.81589.47.0-34
20 to 241297.36.81006.07.0+29
25 to 29915.15.5955.74.9-4
30 to 34663.75.4835.05.9-17
35 to 39693.96.5714.26.8-2
40 to 441066.07.11076.37.00
45 to 491035.87.01428.47.6-39
50 to 541669.37.21337.97.1+33
55 to 591407.96.41468.77.0-6
60 to 641367.76.4875.25.5+50
65 to 69975.54.9684.04.0+30
70 to 74683.83.7704.23.5-3
75 to 79543.03.0613.63.5-8
80 to 84774.32.8553.33.1+21
85 and over1196.73.1422.52.9+77

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 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% 85 and over, Mitcham: 6.7% 80 to 84, Mitcham: 4.3% 75 to 79, Mitcham: 3.0% 70 to 74, Mitcham: 3.8% 65 to 69, Mitcham: 5.5% 60 to 64, Mitcham: 7.7% 55 to 59, Mitcham: 7.9% 50 to 54, Mitcham: 9.3% 45 to 49, Mitcham: 5.8% 40 to 44, Mitcham: 6.0% 35 to 39, Mitcham: 3.9% 30 to 34, Mitcham: 3.7% 25 to 29, Mitcham: 5.1% 20 to 24, Mitcham: 7.3% 15 to 19, Mitcham: 7.0% 10 to 14, Mitcham: 5.5% 5 to 9, Mitcham: 4.0% 0 to 4, Mitcham: 3.5%
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, Mitcham: +77 80 to 84, Mitcham: +21 75 to 79, Mitcham: -8 70 to 74, Mitcham: -3 65 to 69, Mitcham: +30 60 to 64, Mitcham: +50 55 to 59, Mitcham: -6 50 to 54, Mitcham: +33 45 to 49, Mitcham: -39 40 to 44, Mitcham: 0 35 to 39, Mitcham: -2 30 to 34, Mitcham: -17 25 to 29, Mitcham: -4 20 to 24, Mitcham: +29 15 to 19, Mitcham: -34 10 to 14, Mitcham: -18 5 to 9, Mitcham: +2 0 to 4, Mitcham: -14
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 Mitcham in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 13.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 23.3% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.5% and 17.6% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (6.7% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (9.3% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (3.9% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (3.5% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Mitcham's population increased by 97 people (5.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.13% per year over the period.

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

  • 85 and over (+77 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+50 persons)