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West Region

Five year age groups

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There were 762 people over the age of 85 living in West Region in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 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?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
West Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,1655.95.31,1896.35.7-24
5 to 91,1956.16.21,0535.65.8+142
10 to 141,0515.46.18564.56.0+195
15 to 191,1425.86.61,1696.26.8-27
20 to 241,4727.56.41,5498.26.8-77
25 to 291,4057.25.11,5098.05.5-104
30 to 341,4847.65.61,3307.05.4+154
35 to 391,3466.96.01,3687.26.5-22
40 to 441,3977.16.91,2536.67.1+144
45 to 491,1976.17.11,1666.27.0+31
50 to 541,1455.86.71,1376.07.2+8
55 to 591,1155.76.69314.96.4+184
60 to 648804.55.89274.96.4-47
65 to 698494.35.77614.04.9+88
70 to 747363.84.67223.83.7+14
75 to 796743.43.47293.83.0-55
80 to 845883.02.56493.42.8-61
85 and over7623.93.46463.43.1+116

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2016
Age structure - five year age groups, 2016 85 and over, City of Mitcham: 3.4% 80 to 84, City of Mitcham: 2.5% 75 to 79, City of Mitcham: 3.4% 70 to 74, City of Mitcham: 4.6% 65 to 69, City of Mitcham: 5.7% 60 to 64, City of Mitcham: 5.8% 55 to 59, City of Mitcham: 6.6% 50 to 54, City of Mitcham: 6.7% 45 to 49, City of Mitcham: 7.1% 40 to 44, City of Mitcham: 6.9% 35 to 39, City of Mitcham: 6.0% 30 to 34, City of Mitcham: 5.6% 25 to 29, City of Mitcham: 5.1% 20 to 24, City of Mitcham: 6.4% 15 to 19, City of Mitcham: 6.6% 10 to 14, City of Mitcham: 6.1% 5 to 9, City of Mitcham: 6.2% 0 to 4, City of Mitcham: 5.3% 85 and over, West Region: 3.9% 80 to 84, West Region: 3.0% 75 to 79, West Region: 3.4% 70 to 74, West Region: 3.8% 65 to 69, West Region: 4.3% 60 to 64, West Region: 4.5% 55 to 59, West Region: 5.7% 50 to 54, West Region: 5.8% 45 to 49, West Region: 6.1% 40 to 44, West Region: 7.1% 35 to 39, West Region: 6.9% 30 to 34, West Region: 7.6% 25 to 29, West Region: 7.2% 20 to 24, West Region: 7.5% 15 to 19, West Region: 5.8% 10 to 14, West Region: 5.4% 5 to 9, West Region: 6.1% 0 to 4, West Region: 5.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, West Region: +116 80 to 84, West Region: -61 75 to 79, West Region: -55 70 to 74, West Region: +14 65 to 69, West Region: +88 60 to 64, West Region: -47 55 to 59, West Region: +184 50 to 54, West Region: +8 45 to 49, West Region: +31 40 to 44, West Region: +144 35 to 39, West Region: -22 30 to 34, West Region: +154 25 to 29, West Region: -104 20 to 24, West Region: -77 15 to 19, West Region: -27 10 to 14, West Region: +195 5 to 9, West Region: +142 0 to 4, West Region: -24
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 compared to the 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, 17.4% 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 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 (7.2% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (7.6% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (4.3% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (4.5% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, West Region's population increased by 659 people (3.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.69% per year over the period.

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

  • 10 to 14 (+195 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+184 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+154 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (+144 persons)

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