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Five year age groups

There were 3,913 people over the age of 85 living in the City of Monash in 2011, with largest age group being 20 to 24 year olds.

The Age Structure of the City of Monash provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the City of Monash'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 the City of Monash'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
City of Monash - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
0 to 48,6705.16.58,0565.06.3+614
5 to 98,6535.16.08,2175.16.3+436
10 to 149,0135.35.98,9965.66.4+17
15 to 1910,9386.56.311,1316.96.7-193
20 to 2416,2999.67.514,5679.07.4+1,732
25 to 2912,9627.77.910,9366.87.1+2,026
30 to 3410,5626.27.510,3976.47.7+165
35 to 3911,0886.67.511,3147.07.9-226
40 to 4411,9457.17.511,2447.07.5+701
45 to 4911,2546.66.910,9996.87.2+255
50 to 5410,4336.26.410,0366.26.4+397
55 to 599,3625.55.69,9496.25.9-587
60 to 648,9405.35.18,7265.44.5+214
65 to 697,8434.63.97,7114.83.6+132
70 to 747,0774.23.06,5724.13.0+505
75 to 795,7323.42.45,6033.52.6+129
80 to 844,5912.72.03,8122.42.0+779
85 and over3,9132.31.82,9731.81.6+940

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% 55 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% 50 to 54, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% 45 to 49, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% 40 to 44, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 35 to 39, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 30 to 34, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 25 to 29, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% 20 to 24, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 15 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% 10 to 14, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% 85 and over, City of Monash: 2.3% 80 to 84, City of Monash: 2.7% 75 to 79, City of Monash: 3.4% 70 to 74, City of Monash: 4.2% 65 to 69, City of Monash: 4.6% 60 to 64, City of Monash: 5.3% 55 to 59, City of Monash: 5.5% 50 to 54, City of Monash: 6.2% 45 to 49, City of Monash: 6.6% 40 to 44, City of Monash: 7.1% 35 to 39, City of Monash: 6.6% 30 to 34, City of Monash: 6.2% 25 to 29, City of Monash: 7.7% 20 to 24, City of Monash: 9.6% 15 to 19, City of Monash: 6.5% 10 to 14, City of Monash: 5.3% 5 to 9, City of Monash: 5.1% 0 to 4, City of Monash: 5.1%
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, City of Monash: +940 80 to 84, City of Monash: +779 75 to 79, City of Monash: +129 70 to 74, City of Monash: +505 65 to 69, City of Monash: +132 60 to 64, City of Monash: +214 55 to 59, City of Monash: -587 50 to 54, City of Monash: +397 45 to 49, City of Monash: +255 40 to 44, City of Monash: +701 35 to 39, City of Monash: -226 30 to 34, City of Monash: +165 25 to 29, City of Monash: +2,026 20 to 24, City of Monash: +1,732 15 to 19, City of Monash: -193 10 to 14, City of Monash: +17 5 to 9, City of Monash: +436 0 to 4, City of Monash: +614
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 the City of Monash in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 15.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 17.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.5% and 13.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Monash and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (9.6% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (4.2% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (5.1% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (6.2% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Monash's population increased by 8,036 people (5.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.98% 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 (+2,026 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+1,732 persons)
  • 85 and over (+940 persons)
  • 80 to 84 (+779 persons)