There were 41 people over the age of 85 living in Essendon West in 2016, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.
The Age Structure of Essendon West 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 West'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?'
|Age structure - Five year age groups|
|Essendon West - Total persons (Usual residence)||2016||2011||Change|
|Five year age groups (years)||Number||%||City of Moonee Valley %||Number||%||City of Moonee Valley %||2011 to 2016|
|0 to 4||63||4.7||5.7||59||4.4||6.0||+4|
|5 to 9||91||6.6||5.7||84||6.3||5.7||+7|
|10 to 14||93||6.8||5.4||110||8.2||5.4||-17|
|15 to 19||113||8.3||5.4||97||7.3||5.6||+16|
|20 to 24||69||5.0||6.8||91||6.8||7.1||-22|
|25 to 29||93||6.8||7.9||55||4.2||7.7||+37|
|30 to 34||88||6.4||8.1||60||4.5||7.3||+27|
|35 to 39||66||4.9||7.1||83||6.2||7.5||-17|
|40 to 44||97||7.1||7.2||124||9.3||7.7||-28|
|45 to 49||135||9.9||7.3||101||7.5||7.0||+34|
|50 to 54||79||5.8||6.3||86||6.4||6.5||-6|
|55 to 59||72||5.3||5.9||77||5.7||5.7||-5|
|60 to 64||81||5.9||5.1||47||3.5||5.2||+34|
|65 to 69||57||4.2||4.5||55||4.1||4.0||+2|
|70 to 74||45||3.3||3.5||51||3.8||3.6||-6|
|75 to 79||48||3.6||3.1||56||4.2||3.0||-7|
|80 to 84||34||2.5||2.4||59||4.4||2.6||-25|
|85 and over||41||3.0||2.5||43||3.3||2.3||-3|
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Analysis of the five year age groups of Essendon West in 2016 compared to City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).
Overall, 18.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 16.6% 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 West and City of Moonee Valley were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (8.3% compared to 5.4%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 45 to 49 (9.9% compared to 7.3%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (4.9% compared to 7.1%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (5.0% compared to 6.8%)
From 2011 to 2016, Essendon West's population increased by 27 people (2.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.4% per year over the period.
There were no major differences in Essendon West between 2011 and 2016.