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Mount Waverley

Five year age groups

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There were 1,030 people over the age of 85 living in Mount Waverley in 2016, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.

The Age Structure of Mount Waverley provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Mount Waverley'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 Mount Waverley'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?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Mount Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,6194.85.11,5985.05.1+21
5 to 91,9645.85.41,7895.65.1+175
10 to 142,1146.35.31,9846.25.3+130
15 to 192,2236.66.82,0716.56.5+152
20 to 242,4247.29.82,3637.49.6+61
25 to 292,1126.37.81,7605.57.7+352
30 to 341,9325.77.11,5935.06.2+339
35 to 391,9825.96.32,0096.36.6-27
40 to 442,3276.96.62,4637.77.1-136
45 to 492,5827.76.72,3297.36.6+253
50 to 542,3016.86.02,1376.76.2+164
55 to 591,9855.95.31,8115.65.5+174
60 to 641,6594.94.81,6425.15.3+17
65 to 691,5214.54.51,5394.84.6-18
70 to 741,3604.03.91,5925.04.2-232
75 to 791,3304.03.41,4654.63.4-135
80 to 841,1543.42.61,1763.72.7-22
85 and over1,0303.12.87472.32.3+283
Total population33,619100.0100.032,068100.0100.0+1,551
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 Mount Waverley in 2016 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 16.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 19.0% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 15.8% and 17.2% respectively for City of Monash.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 45 to 49 (7.7% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (7.2% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (6.3% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.7% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Mount Waverley's population increased by 1,551 people (4.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.95% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 29 (+352 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+339 persons)
  • 85 and over (+283 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (+253 persons)