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City of Whittlesea

Five year age groups

There were 1,566 people over the age of 85 living in the City of Whittlesea in 2011, with largest age group being 25 to 29 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.

To get a more complete picture the City of Whittlesea'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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
City of Whittlesea - Total persons (Enumerated)20111996Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %1996 to 2011
0 to 411,5087.56.58,2688.16.9+3,240
5 to 910,6586.96.18,3148.26.9+2,344
10 to 149,9836.56.08,0767.96.7+1,907
15 to 1910,2006.66.47,9707.87.0+2,229
20 to 2411,1497.27.58,7678.68.1+2,381
25 to 2912,7088.38.09,1529.08.4+3,555
30 to 3412,2928.07.58,9078.88.3+3,384
35 to 3912,0217.87.58,4448.38.1+3,576
40 to 4411,5607.57.57,6727.57.4+3,887
45 to 4910,4686.87.07,1857.17.1+3,282
50 to 549,4606.16.55,2615.25.5+4,198
55 to 598,3265.45.64,1594.14.4+4,167
60 to 647,3884.85.13,4343.43.7+3,954
65 to 695,2233.43.82,5432.53.5+2,679
70 to 744,1322.73.01,7421.73.1+2,390
75 to 793,2362.12.49090.92.2+2,326
80 to 842,1161.41.95990.61.5+1,516
85 and over1,5661.01.83400.31.2+1,225

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 1996 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2011
Age structure - five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 1.9% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 3.8% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% 55 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% 50 to 54, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% 45 to 49, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% 40 to 44, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 35 to 39, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 30 to 34, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 25 to 29, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% 20 to 24, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 15 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% 10 to 14, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% 85 and over, City of Whittlesea: 1.0% 80 to 84, City of Whittlesea: 1.4% 75 to 79, City of Whittlesea: 2.1% 70 to 74, City of Whittlesea: 2.7% 65 to 69, City of Whittlesea: 3.4% 60 to 64, City of Whittlesea: 4.8% 55 to 59, City of Whittlesea: 5.4% 50 to 54, City of Whittlesea: 6.1% 45 to 49, City of Whittlesea: 6.8% 40 to 44, City of Whittlesea: 7.5% 35 to 39, City of Whittlesea: 7.8% 30 to 34, City of Whittlesea: 8.0% 25 to 29, City of Whittlesea: 8.3% 20 to 24, City of Whittlesea: 7.2% 15 to 19, City of Whittlesea: 6.6% 10 to 14, City of Whittlesea: 6.5% 5 to 9, City of Whittlesea: 6.9% 0 to 4, City of Whittlesea: 7.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 1996 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 1996 to 2011 85 and over, City of Whittlesea: +1,225 80 to 84, City of Whittlesea: +1,516 75 to 79, City of Whittlesea: +2,326 70 to 74, City of Whittlesea: +2,390 65 to 69, City of Whittlesea: +2,679 60 to 64, City of Whittlesea: +3,954 55 to 59, City of Whittlesea: +4,167 50 to 54, City of Whittlesea: +4,198 45 to 49, City of Whittlesea: +3,282 40 to 44, City of Whittlesea: +3,887 35 to 39, City of Whittlesea: +3,576 30 to 34, City of Whittlesea: +3,384 25 to 29, City of Whittlesea: +3,555 20 to 24, City of Whittlesea: +2,381 15 to 19, City of Whittlesea: +2,229 10 to 14, City of Whittlesea: +1,907 5 to 9, City of Whittlesea: +2,344 0 to 4, City of Whittlesea: +3,240
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 1996 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of the City of Whittlesea in 2011 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, 20.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 10.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.5% and 12.9% 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 (7.5% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (6.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (1.0% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (1.4% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

From 1996 to 2011, City of Whittlesea's population increased by 52,242 people (51.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.8% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 1996 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 50 to 54 (+4,198 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+4,167 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+3,954 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (+3,887 persons)

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