City of Whittlesea
Five year age groups
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.
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 (Usual residence)||2016||2006||Change|
|Five year age groups (years)||Number||%||Greater Melbourne %||Number||%||Greater Melbourne %||2006 to 2016|
|0 to 4||16,149||8.2||6.4||8,715||7.0||6.3||+7,434|
|5 to 9||13,922||7.0||6.2||9,018||7.2||6.3||+4,904|
|10 to 14||12,106||6.1||5.7||9,234||7.4||6.4||+2,872|
|15 to 19||11,604||5.9||6.0||9,128||7.3||6.7||+2,476|
|20 to 24||13,528||6.9||7.4||9,072||7.3||7.4||+4,456|
|25 to 29||15,752||8.0||8.1||8,793||7.1||7.1||+6,959|
|30 to 34||17,945||9.1||8.2||9,516||7.6||7.7||+8,429|
|35 to 39||15,544||7.9||7.3||10,004||8.0||7.9||+5,540|
|40 to 44||13,878||7.0||7.0||9,622||7.7||7.5||+4,256|
|45 to 49||12,806||6.5||6.9||9,045||7.3||7.2||+3,761|
|50 to 54||11,612||5.9||6.2||7,947||6.4||6.4||+3,665|
|55 to 59||10,345||5.2||5.7||7,246||5.8||5.9||+3,099|
|60 to 64||9,099||4.6||4.9||5,198||4.2||4.5||+3,901|
|65 to 69||7,924||4.0||4.4||4,166||3.3||3.6||+3,758|
|70 to 74||5,609||2.8||3.3||3,367||2.7||3.0||+2,242|
|75 to 79||4,211||2.1||2.5||2,332||1.9||2.6||+1,879|
|80 to 84||3,090||1.6||1.9||1,359||1.1||2.0||+1,731|
|85 and over||2,354||1.2||2.0||888||0.7||1.6||+1,466|
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 11.7% 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%)
From 2006 to 2016, City of Whittlesea's population increased by 72,828 people (58.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.71% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2006 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 30 to 34 (+8,429 persons)
- 0 to 4 (+7,434 persons)
- 25 to 29 (+6,959 persons)
- 35 to 39 (+5,540 persons)