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Shire of Mundaring

Five year age groups

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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.

To get a more complete picture the Shire of Mundaring'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
Shire of Mundaring - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Australia %Number%Australia %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,8965.06.31,9425.36.6-46
5 to 92,2936.06.42,3046.36.3-11
10 to 142,4406.46.02,7237.56.4-283
15 to 192,5086.66.12,7837.66.5-275
20 to 242,1465.66.72,1746.06.8-28
25 to 292,0175.37.11,6114.47.0+406
30 to 342,1605.77.31,7814.96.8+379
35 to 392,2876.06.72,3896.57.1-102
40 to 442,6366.96.82,9368.07.2-300
45 to 493,0978.16.83,0578.47.0+40
50 to 543,0247.96.52,9098.06.7+115
55 to 592,8237.46.22,5757.06.0+248
60 to 642,4736.55.62,5146.95.6-41
65 to 692,3606.25.11,7764.94.3+584
70 to 741,6654.43.81,1873.23.3+478
75 to 791,0642.82.88192.22.5+245
80 to 846641.72.05761.62.0+88
85 and over6041.62.14731.31.9+131
Total population38,157100.0100.036,529100.0100.0+1,628
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 the Shire of Mundaring in 2016 compared to Australia 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 18.7% and 15.7% respectively for Australia.

The major differences between the age structure of the Shire of Mundaring and Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (7.9% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 45 to 49 (8.1% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.7% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

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)