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City of Monash

Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There were 5,088 people over the age of 85 living in the City of Monash in 2016, 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?'

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of the City of Monash in 2016 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, 15.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 17.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.3% and 14.0% 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 (9.8% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (5.1% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (7.1% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (6.3% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Monash's population increased by 13,323 people (7.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.53% per year over the period.

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

  • 30 to 34 (+2,333 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+1,554 persons)
  • 15 to 19 (+1,461 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+1,286 persons)

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