Airport West - Essendon Fields
Five year age groups
There were 243 people over the age of 85 living in Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.
The Age Structure of Airport West - Essendon Fields provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Airport West - Essendon Fields'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 Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2016 compared to City of Moonee Valley 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, 15.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 20.1% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 16.8% and 16.1% respectively for City of Moonee Valley.
The major differences between the age structure of Airport West - Essendon Fields and City of Moonee Valley were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (3.5% compared to 2.4%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (4.0% compared to 3.1%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (5.3% compared to 6.8%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (4.0% compared to 5.4%)
From 2011 to 2016, Airport West - Essendon Fields's population increased by 629 people (9.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.75% 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 (+163 persons)
- 45 to 49 (+88 persons)
- 85 and over (+87 persons)
- 0 to 4 (+76 persons)