Five year age groups
There were 717 people over the age of 85 living in Wheelers Hill in 2016, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.
The Age Structure of Wheelers Hill provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Wheelers Hill'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the five year age groups of Wheelers Hill in 2016 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).
Overall, 15.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 24.6% 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 Wheelers Hill and City of Monash were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (7.1% compared to 4.5%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (6.0% compared to 9.8%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.8% compared to 7.8%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (4.5% compared to 7.1%)
From 2011 to 2016, Wheelers Hill's population increased by 771 people (4.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.79% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 85 and over (+266 persons)
- 60 to 64 (-248 persons)
- 80 to 84 (+234 persons)
- 70 to 74 (+224 persons)