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Shire of Mundaring

Five year age groups

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There were 589 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 (Enumerated)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,8805.16.61,9405.46.7-60
5 to 92,3056.26.62,3156.56.3-10
10 to 142,4336.56.12,7037.66.5-270
15 to 192,4776.76.32,7367.76.9-259
20 to 242,0905.66.92,0935.97.5-3
25 to 291,9855.37.61,5694.47.6+416
30 to 342,1125.78.01,7544.97.0+358
35 to 392,2266.07.02,3036.57.1-77
40 to 442,5466.96.92,8598.07.3-313
45 to 492,9768.06.92,9328.27.0+44
50 to 542,8887.86.32,7897.86.5+99
55 to 592,6907.25.82,4696.95.8+221
60 to 642,3856.45.12,4356.85.3-50
65 to 692,2616.14.51,7244.83.8+537
70 to 741,6264.43.31,1753.33.0+451
75 to 791,0502.82.58202.32.3+230
80 to 846391.71.85711.61.8+68
85 and over5891.61.84691.31.7+120
Total population37,158100.0100.035,656100.0100.0+1,502
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

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, 17.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 16.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.4% 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 (6.1% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.7% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (5.1% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Shire of Mundaring's population increased by 1,502 people (4.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.83% 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 (+537 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+451 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+416 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+358 persons)

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