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Five year age groups

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There were 2,354 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.

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?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
City of Whittlesea - Total persons (Usual residence)20162001Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2001 to 2016
0 to 416,1498.26.48,5007.56.4+7,648
5 to 913,9227.06.29,0147.96.7+4,907
10 to 1412,1066.15.78,6677.66.7+3,438
15 to 1911,6045.96.08,7777.76.8+2,826
20 to 2413,5286.97.48,4927.47.2+5,035
25 to 2915,7528.08.19,1228.07.6+6,629
30 to 3417,9459.18.29,5198.38.2+8,425
35 to 3915,5447.97.39,2008.17.9+6,343
40 to 4413,8787.07.08,7907.77.7+5,087
45 to 4912,8066.56.97,8856.96.9+4,920
50 to 5411,6125.96.27,3416.46.5+4,270
55 to 5910,3455.25.75,3004.65.0+5,044
60 to 649,0994.64.94,2193.74.0+4,879
65 to 697,9244.04.43,5053.13.4+4,418
70 to 745,6092.83.32,5522.23.2+3,056
75 to 794,2112.12.51,7171.52.6+2,493
80 to 843,0901.61.98250.71.7+2,264
85 and over2,3541.22.06440.61.4+1,710

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2016
Age structure - five year age groups, 2016 85 and over, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 1.9% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% 55 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 5.7% 50 to 54, Greater Melbourne: 6.2% 45 to 49, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% 40 to 44, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% 35 to 39, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% 30 to 34, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% 25 to 29, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% 20 to 24, Greater Melbourne: 7.4% 15 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% 10 to 14, Greater Melbourne: 5.7% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 6.2% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% 85 and over, City of Whittlesea: 1.2% 80 to 84, City of Whittlesea: 1.6% 75 to 79, City of Whittlesea: 2.1% 70 to 74, City of Whittlesea: 2.8% 65 to 69, City of Whittlesea: 4.0% 60 to 64, City of Whittlesea: 4.6% 55 to 59, City of Whittlesea: 5.2% 50 to 54, City of Whittlesea: 5.9% 45 to 49, City of Whittlesea: 6.5% 40 to 44, City of Whittlesea: 7.0% 35 to 39, City of Whittlesea: 7.9% 30 to 34, City of Whittlesea: 9.1% 25 to 29, City of Whittlesea: 8.0% 20 to 24, City of Whittlesea: 6.9% 15 to 19, City of Whittlesea: 5.9% 10 to 14, City of Whittlesea: 6.1% 5 to 9, City of Whittlesea: 7.0% 0 to 4, City of Whittlesea: 8.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2001 to 2016
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2001 to 2016 85 and over, City of Whittlesea: +1,710 80 to 84, City of Whittlesea: +2,264 75 to 79, City of Whittlesea: +2,493 70 to 74, City of Whittlesea: +3,056 65 to 69, City of Whittlesea: +4,418 60 to 64, City of Whittlesea: +4,879 55 to 59, City of Whittlesea: +5,044 50 to 54, City of Whittlesea: +4,270 45 to 49, City of Whittlesea: +4,920 40 to 44, City of Whittlesea: +5,087 35 to 39, City of Whittlesea: +6,343 30 to 34, City of Whittlesea: +8,425 25 to 29, City of Whittlesea: +6,629 20 to 24, City of Whittlesea: +5,035 15 to 19, City of Whittlesea: +2,826 10 to 14, City of Whittlesea: +3,438 5 to 9, City of Whittlesea: +4,907 0 to 4, City of Whittlesea: +7,648
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2016 (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 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 11.7% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.3% and 14.0% 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 (7.0% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (1.2% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2001 to 2016, City of Whittlesea's population increased by 83,395 people (73.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.73% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2001 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 30 to 34 (+8,425 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+7,648 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+6,629 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (+6,343 persons)

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