City of Whittlesea
Five year age groups
There were 2,363 people over the age of 85 living in the City of Whittlesea in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.
The Age Structure of the City of Whittlesea 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 City of Whittlesea'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|
|City of Whittlesea - Total persons (Enumerated)||2016||1996||Change|
|Five year age groups (years)||Number||%||Greater Melbourne %||Number||%||Greater Melbourne %||1996 to 2016|
|0 to 4||16,127||8.2||6.4||8,268||8.1||6.9||+7,859|
|5 to 9||13,930||7.1||6.2||8,314||8.2||6.9||+5,616|
|10 to 14||12,092||6.2||5.7||8,076||7.9||6.7||+4,016|
|15 to 19||11,601||5.9||6.1||7,970||7.8||7.0||+3,630|
|20 to 24||13,490||6.9||7.5||8,767||8.6||8.1||+4,722|
|25 to 29||15,661||8.0||8.1||9,152||9.0||8.4||+6,508|
|30 to 34||17,881||9.1||8.2||8,907||8.8||8.3||+8,973|
|35 to 39||15,487||7.9||7.3||8,444||8.3||8.1||+7,042|
|40 to 44||13,840||7.0||7.0||7,672||7.5||7.4||+6,167|
|45 to 49||12,759||6.5||6.9||7,185||7.1||7.1||+5,573|
|50 to 54||11,582||5.9||6.3||5,261||5.2||5.5||+6,320|
|55 to 59||10,337||5.3||5.7||4,159||4.1||4.4||+6,178|
|60 to 64||9,003||4.6||4.9||3,434||3.4||3.7||+5,569|
|65 to 69||7,761||3.9||4.3||2,543||2.5||3.5||+5,217|
|70 to 74||5,485||2.8||3.2||1,742||1.7||3.1||+3,743|
|75 to 79||4,122||2.1||2.5||909||0.9||2.2||+3,212|
|80 to 84||3,067||1.6||1.8||599||0.6||1.5||+2,467|
|85 and over||2,363||1.2||2.0||340||0.3||1.2||+2,022|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the five year age groups of the City of Whittlesea in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).
Overall, 21.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 11.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.3% and 13.8% respectively for Greater Melbourne.
The major differences between the age structure of the City of Whittlesea and Greater Melbourne were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (8.2% compared to 6.4%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (9.1% compared to 8.2%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.1% compared to 6.2%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (1.2% compared to 2.0%)
From 1996 to 2016, City of Whittlesea's population increased by 94,836 people (93.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.35% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 1996 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 30 to 34 (+8,973 persons)
- 0 to 4 (+7,859 persons)
- 35 to 39 (+7,042 persons)
- 25 to 29 (+6,508 persons)