svg rectangle color
City of UnleyCommunity profile

We’re continuing to update these pages with data from the 2016 Census. Read more about our updates.

Myrtle Bank

Five year age groups

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

There were 426 people over the age of 85 living in Myrtle Bank in 2016, with largest age group being 85 and over year olds.

The Age Structure of Myrtle Bank provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Myrtle Bank'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 Myrtle Bank'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
Myrtle Bank - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
0 to 4993.54.71234.25.4-24
5 to 91455.15.71404.85.6+5
10 to 141425.05.51776.05.1-35
15 to 191826.45.81675.75.6+15
20 to 241445.16.81605.47.7-16
25 to 291204.27.0662.27.4+54
30 to 34772.76.6893.06.5-12
35 to 391033.66.41575.36.9-54
40 to 441716.06.71665.67.1+5
45 to 491675.96.71745.96.9-7
50 to 541555.56.41715.86.9-16
55 to 591505.36.31866.36.8-36
60 to 641746.16.21675.75.9+7
65 to 691635.75.61053.64.0+58
70 to 741334.73.91304.43.1+3
75 to 791515.33.01264.32.5+25
80 to 841364.82.32197.52.7-83
85 and over42615.04.341614.24.1+10
Total population2,838100.0100.02,939100.0100.0-101
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 Myrtle Bank in 2016 compared to City of Unley 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, 13.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 35.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 15.9% and 19.2% respectively for City of Unley.

The major differences between the age structure of Myrtle Bank and City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (15.0% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (2.7% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.2% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (3.6% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Myrtle Bank's population decreased by 101 people (3.4%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.7% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 80 to 84 (-83 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+58 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+54 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (-54 persons)

DISCLAIMER: While all due care has been taken to ensure that the content of this website is accurate and current, there may be errors or omissions in it and no legal responsibility is accepted for the information and opinions in this website.

Please view our Privacy Policy, Terms of use and Legal notices.

ABS Data and the copyright in the ABS Data remains the property of the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The copyright in the way .id has modified, transformed or reconfigured the ABS Data as published on this website remains the property of .id. ABS Data can be accessed from the Australian Bureau of Statistics at ABS data can be used under license - terms published on ABS website. if you have any queries or wish to distribute any ABS data.