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North - East Region

Five year age groups

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There were 766 people over the age of 85 living in North - East Region in 2016, with largest age group being 55 to 59 year olds.

The Age Structure of North - East Region provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of North - East Region'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 North - East Region's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

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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 North - East Region in 2016 compared to City of Mitcham shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 18.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 18.6% 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 North - East Region and City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (7.3% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (6.8% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (2.7% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.0% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, North - East Region's population increased by 154 people (0.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.14% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 65 to 69 (+377 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+270 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (-170 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (-158 persons)

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