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City of Whittlesea

Five year age groups

There were 1,562 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 (Usual residence)20112001Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2001 to 2011
0 to 411,5267.46.58,5017.56.4+3,025
5 to 910,6976.96.09,0157.96.7+1,682
10 to 149,9896.45.98,6687.66.7+1,321
15 to 1910,2496.66.38,7787.76.8+1,471
20 to 2411,1697.27.58,4937.47.2+2,676
25 to 2912,8148.37.99,1238.07.6+3,691
30 to 3412,3568.07.59,5208.38.2+2,836
35 to 3912,0397.87.59,2018.17.9+2,838
40 to 4411,6067.57.58,7917.77.7+2,815
45 to 4910,4996.86.97,8866.96.9+2,613
50 to 549,5356.26.47,3426.46.5+2,193
55 to 598,3965.45.65,3014.65.0+3,095
60 to 647,4434.85.14,2203.74.0+3,223
65 to 695,3383.43.93,5063.13.4+1,832
70 to 744,1922.73.02,5532.23.2+1,639
75 to 793,3122.12.41,7181.52.6+1,594
80 to 842,1551.42.08260.71.7+1,329
85 and over1,5621.01.86440.61.4+918

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 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: 2.0% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% 55 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% 50 to 54, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% 45 to 49, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% 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: 7.9% 20 to 24, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 15 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% 10 to 14, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% 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: 6.2% 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: 6.4% 5 to 9, City of Whittlesea: 6.9% 0 to 4, City of Whittlesea: 7.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2001 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2001 to 2011 85 and over, City of Whittlesea: +918 80 to 84, City of Whittlesea: +1,329 75 to 79, City of Whittlesea: +1,594 70 to 74, City of Whittlesea: +1,639 65 to 69, City of Whittlesea: +1,832 60 to 64, City of Whittlesea: +3,223 55 to 59, City of Whittlesea: +3,095 50 to 54, City of Whittlesea: +2,193 45 to 49, City of Whittlesea: +2,613 40 to 44, City of Whittlesea: +2,815 35 to 39, City of Whittlesea: +2,838 30 to 34, City of Whittlesea: +2,836 25 to 29, City of Whittlesea: +3,691 20 to 24, City of Whittlesea: +2,676 15 to 19, City of Whittlesea: +1,471 10 to 14, City of Whittlesea: +1,321 5 to 9, City of Whittlesea: +1,682 0 to 4, City of Whittlesea: +3,025
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2011 (Usual residence 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, 20.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 10.7% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.5% and 13.1% 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 (7.4% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (6.9% compared to 6.0%)
  • 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 2.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2001 to 2011, City of Whittlesea's population increased by 40,793 people (35.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.1% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2001 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 25 to 29 (+3,691 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+3,223 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+3,095 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+3,025 persons)

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