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There were 646 people over the age of 85 living in West Region in 2011, with largest age group being 20 to 24 year olds.

The Age Structure of West 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 West 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 West Region'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
West Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
0 to 41,1896.35.71,1046.05.3+85
5 to 91,0535.65.89024.95.8+151
10 to 148564.56.09395.16.1-83
15 to 191,1696.26.81,1916.57.0-22
20 to 241,5498.26.81,6268.87.0-77
25 to 291,5098.05.51,2917.04.9+218
30 to 341,3307.05.41,2746.95.9+56
35 to 391,3687.26.51,3367.26.8+32
40 to 441,2536.67.11,1916.57.0+62
45 to 491,1666.27.01,1806.47.6-14
50 to 541,1376.07.21,0665.87.1+71
55 to 599314.96.49715.37.0-40
60 to 649274.96.48484.65.5+79
65 to 697614.04.97654.14.0-4
70 to 747223.83.77884.33.5-66
75 to 797293.83.07464.03.5-17
80 to 846493.42.87273.93.1-78
85 and over6463.43.15182.82.9+128

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, West Region: 3.4% 80 to 84, West Region: 3.4% 75 to 79, West Region: 3.8% 70 to 74, West Region: 3.8% 65 to 69, West Region: 4.0% 60 to 64, West Region: 4.9% 55 to 59, West Region: 4.9% 50 to 54, West Region: 6.0% 45 to 49, West Region: 6.2% 40 to 44, West Region: 6.6% 35 to 39, West Region: 7.2% 30 to 34, West Region: 7.0% 25 to 29, West Region: 8.0% 20 to 24, West Region: 8.2% 15 to 19, West Region: 6.2% 10 to 14, West Region: 4.5% 5 to 9, West Region: 5.6% 0 to 4, West Region: 6.3%
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, West Region: +128 80 to 84, West Region: -78 75 to 79, West Region: -17 70 to 74, West Region: -66 65 to 69, West Region: -4 60 to 64, West Region: +79 55 to 59, West Region: -40 50 to 54, West Region: +71 45 to 49, West Region: -14 40 to 44, West Region: +62 35 to 39, West Region: +32 30 to 34, West Region: +56 25 to 29, West Region: +218 20 to 24, West Region: -77 15 to 19, West Region: -22 10 to 14, West Region: -83 5 to 9, West Region: +151 0 to 4, West Region: +85
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 West Region 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, 16.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 18.5% 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 West Region and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (8.0% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (7.0% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (4.9% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (4.9% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, West Region's population increased by 482 people (2.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.52% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 29 (+218 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+151 persons)
  • 85 and over (+128 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+85 persons)