Shire of Mundaring
Five year age groups
There were 604 people over the age of 85 living in the Shire of Mundaring in 2016, with largest age group being 45 to 49 year olds.
The Age Structure of the Shire of Mundaring 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 Shire of Mundaring'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 the Shire of Mundaring in 2016 compared to Greater Perth 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, 17.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 16.7% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.1% and 13.8% respectively for Greater Perth.
The major differences between the age structure of the Shire of Mundaring and Greater Perth were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (6.2% compared to 4.6%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (7.4% compared to 5.8%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.3% compared to 7.7%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.7% compared to 8.0%)
From 2011 to 2016, Shire of Mundaring's population increased by 1,628 people (4.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.88% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 65 to 69 (+584 persons)
- 70 to 74 (+478 persons)
- 25 to 29 (+406 persons)
- 30 to 34 (+379 persons)