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Oakleigh South

Five year age groups

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There were 166 people over the age of 85 living in Oakleigh South in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.

The Age Structure of Oakleigh South provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Oakleigh South'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 Oakleigh South'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
Oakleigh South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
0 to 43015.95.13256.65.1-24
5 to 93326.55.42775.65.1+55
10 to 142354.65.32184.45.3+17
15 to 192735.36.82585.26.5+15
20 to 243817.59.83457.09.6+36
25 to 293637.17.84158.47.7-52
30 to 344458.77.13707.56.2+75
35 to 393907.66.33727.56.6+18
40 to 443526.96.63597.37.1-7
45 to 493637.16.73296.76.6+34
50 to 543196.26.03326.76.2-13
55 to 592935.75.32685.45.5+25
60 to 642284.54.82264.65.3+2
65 to 691963.84.51913.94.6+5
70 to 741773.53.91823.74.2-5
75 to 791633.23.41483.03.4+15
80 to 841312.62.61974.02.7-66
85 and over1663.22.81292.62.3+37
Total population5,108100.0100.04,941100.0100.0+167
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Oakleigh South in 2016 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 17.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 16.3% 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 Oakleigh South and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (8.7% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (7.6% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (7.5% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (5.3% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Oakleigh South's population increased by 167 people (3.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.67% 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 (+75 persons)
  • 80 to 84 (-66 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+55 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (-52 persons)

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