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There were 438 people over the age of 85 living in Clayton in 2011, with largest age group being 20 to 24 year olds.

The Age Structure of Clayton provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Clayton'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 Clayton'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
Clayton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
0 to 47104.65.15974.25.0+113
5 to 94873.15.15053.65.1-18
10 to 143842.55.33882.75.6-4
15 to 191,1597.56.51,2388.76.9-79
20 to 243,84124.79.63,50124.79.0+340
25 to 292,31814.97.71,82512.96.8+493
30 to 341,3788.96.21,0407.36.4+338
35 to 398065.26.68145.77.0-8
40 to 446314.17.16434.57.0-12
45 to 495903.86.65513.96.8+39
50 to 545243.46.24943.56.2+30
55 to 594012.65.54623.36.2-61
60 to 644082.65.34052.95.4+3
65 to 693332.14.63732.64.8-40
70 to 743992.64.24062.94.1-7
75 to 793832.53.43962.83.5-13
80 to 843542.32.73102.22.4+44
85 and over4382.82.32261.61.8+212

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 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% 85 and over, Clayton: 2.8% 80 to 84, Clayton: 2.3% 75 to 79, Clayton: 2.5% 70 to 74, Clayton: 2.6% 65 to 69, Clayton: 2.1% 60 to 64, Clayton: 2.6% 55 to 59, Clayton: 2.6% 50 to 54, Clayton: 3.4% 45 to 49, Clayton: 3.8% 40 to 44, Clayton: 4.1% 35 to 39, Clayton: 5.2% 30 to 34, Clayton: 8.9% 25 to 29, Clayton: 14.9% 20 to 24, Clayton: 24.7% 15 to 19, Clayton: 7.5% 10 to 14, Clayton: 2.5% 5 to 9, Clayton: 3.1% 0 to 4, Clayton: 4.6%
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, Clayton: +212 80 to 84, Clayton: +44 75 to 79, Clayton: -13 70 to 74, Clayton: -7 65 to 69, Clayton: -40 60 to 64, Clayton: +3 55 to 59, Clayton: -61 50 to 54, Clayton: +30 45 to 49, Clayton: +39 40 to 44, Clayton: -12 35 to 39, Clayton: -8 30 to 34, Clayton: +338 25 to 29, Clayton: +493 20 to 24, Clayton: +340 15 to 19, Clayton: -79 10 to 14, Clayton: -4 5 to 9, Clayton: -18 0 to 4, Clayton: +113
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 Clayton in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 10.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 12.3% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 15.6% and 17.2% respectively for City of Monash.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (24.7% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (14.9% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (4.1% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (2.6% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Clayton's population increased by 1,372 people (9.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.87% 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 (+493 persons)
  • 20 to 24 (+340 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+338 persons)
  • 85 and over (+212 persons)