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Five year age groups

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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?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
City of Monash - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
0 to 49,2835.16.48,6705.16.5+613
5 to 99,9395.46.28,6535.16.0+1,286
10 to 149,6725.35.79,0135.35.9+659
15 to 1912,3996.86.010,9386.56.3+1,461
20 to 2417,8539.87.416,2999.67.5+1,554
25 to 2914,2337.88.112,9627.77.9+1,271
30 to 3412,8957.18.210,5626.27.5+2,333
35 to 3911,5146.37.311,0886.67.5+426
40 to 4411,9866.67.011,9457.17.5+41
45 to 4912,1876.76.911,2546.66.9+933
50 to 5410,8926.06.210,4336.26.4+459
55 to 599,6725.35.79,3625.55.6+310
60 to 648,6934.84.98,9405.35.1-247
65 to 698,1344.54.47,8434.63.9+291
70 to 747,0473.93.37,0774.23.0-30
75 to 796,2843.42.55,7323.42.4+552
80 to 844,8272.61.94,5912.72.0+236
85 and over5,0882.82.03,9132.31.8+1,175

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

Age structure - five year age groups, 2016
Age structure - five year age groups, 2016 85 and over, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 1.9% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% 55 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 5.7% 50 to 54, Greater Melbourne: 6.2% 45 to 49, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% 40 to 44, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% 35 to 39, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% 30 to 34, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% 25 to 29, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% 20 to 24, Greater Melbourne: 7.4% 15 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% 10 to 14, Greater Melbourne: 5.7% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 6.2% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% 85 and over, City of Monash: 2.8% 80 to 84, City of Monash: 2.6% 75 to 79, City of Monash: 3.4% 70 to 74, City of Monash: 3.9% 65 to 69, City of Monash: 4.5% 60 to 64, City of Monash: 4.8% 55 to 59, City of Monash: 5.3% 50 to 54, City of Monash: 6.0% 45 to 49, City of Monash: 6.7% 40 to 44, City of Monash: 6.6% 35 to 39, City of Monash: 6.3% 30 to 34, City of Monash: 7.1% 25 to 29, City of Monash: 7.8% 20 to 24, City of Monash: 9.8% 15 to 19, City of Monash: 6.8% 10 to 14, City of Monash: 5.3% 5 to 9, City of Monash: 5.4% 0 to 4, City of Monash: 5.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, City of Monash: +1,175 80 to 84, City of Monash: +236 75 to 79, City of Monash: +552 70 to 74, City of Monash: -30 65 to 69, City of Monash: +291 60 to 64, City of Monash: -247 55 to 59, City of Monash: +310 50 to 54, City of Monash: +459 45 to 49, City of Monash: +933 40 to 44, City of Monash: +41 35 to 39, City of Monash: +426 30 to 34, City of Monash: +2,333 25 to 29, City of Monash: +1,271 20 to 24, City of Monash: +1,554 15 to 19, City of Monash: +1,461 10 to 14, City of Monash: +659 5 to 9, City of Monash: +1,286 0 to 4, City of Monash: +613
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

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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