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Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There were 550 people over the age of 85 living in Essendon in 2016, with largest age group being 25 to 29 year olds.

The Age Structure of Essendon provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Essendon'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 Essendon'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
Essendon - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
0 to 49824.85.79755.26.0+7
5 to 91,0645.25.71,0755.75.7-11
10 to 141,2025.95.41,1316.05.4+71
15 to 191,2376.15.41,2146.45.6+23
20 to 241,4997.36.81,4107.57.1+89
25 to 291,7828.77.91,5268.17.7+256
30 to 341,7658.68.11,3227.07.3+443
35 to 391,3106.47.11,3227.07.5-12
40 to 441,4196.97.21,3907.47.7+29
45 to 491,5477.67.31,3467.17.0+201
50 to 541,4026.96.31,3697.36.5+33
55 to 591,2896.35.91,2326.55.7+57
60 to 641,1565.75.18754.65.2+281
65 to 698114.04.56003.24.0+211
70 to 745672.83.54452.43.6+122
75 to 794822.43.14932.63.0-11
80 to 843741.82.45342.82.6-160
85 and over5502.72.55863.12.3-36
Total population20,438100.0100.018,845100.0100.0+1,593
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 Essendon in 2016 compared to City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 15.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 13.6% 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 Essendon and City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (8.7% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (4.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (2.8% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (2.4% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Essendon's population increased by 1,593 people (8.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.64% 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 (+443 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+281 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+256 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+211 persons)