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Five year age groups

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There were 955 males 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 males (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
0 to 48,2778.56.76,0207.86.8+2,257
5 to 97,2297.46.55,4637.16.3+1,766
10 to 146,2476.45.95,1066.66.2+1,141
15 to 195,9356.16.25,2276.86.6+708
20 to 246,8527.07.75,6687.47.7+1,184
25 to 297,6677.98.16,3578.38.0+1,310
30 to 348,7859.08.26,0977.97.6+2,688
35 to 397,8268.07.45,9337.77.5+1,893
40 to 446,8557.07.05,7137.47.4+1,142
45 to 496,2676.46.85,1096.76.9+1,158
50 to 545,5645.76.24,5756.06.4+989
55 to 594,8835.05.64,0785.35.5+805
60 to 644,2974.44.83,6734.85.0+624
65 to 693,8223.94.22,6263.43.8+1,196
70 to 742,6942.83.22,0162.62.9+678
75 to 791,9712.02.41,5712.02.2+400
80 to 841,4181.51.69671.31.7+451
85 and over9551.01.55880.81.3+367

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 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: 1.5% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 4.2% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% 55 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% 50 to 54, Greater Melbourne: 6.2% 45 to 49, Greater Melbourne: 6.8% 40 to 44, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% 35 to 39, Greater Melbourne: 7.4% 30 to 34, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% 25 to 29, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% 20 to 24, Greater Melbourne: 7.7% 15 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 6.2% 10 to 14, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 6.7% 85 and over, City of Whittlesea: 1.0% 80 to 84, City of Whittlesea: 1.5% 75 to 79, City of Whittlesea: 2.0% 70 to 74, City of Whittlesea: 2.8% 65 to 69, City of Whittlesea: 3.9% 60 to 64, City of Whittlesea: 4.4% 55 to 59, City of Whittlesea: 5.0% 50 to 54, City of Whittlesea: 5.7% 45 to 49, City of Whittlesea: 6.4% 40 to 44, City of Whittlesea: 7.0% 35 to 39, City of Whittlesea: 8.0% 30 to 34, City of Whittlesea: 9.0% 25 to 29, City of Whittlesea: 7.9% 20 to 24, City of Whittlesea: 7.0% 15 to 19, City of Whittlesea: 6.1% 10 to 14, City of Whittlesea: 6.4% 5 to 9, City of Whittlesea: 7.4% 0 to 4, City of Whittlesea: 8.5%
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, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, City of Whittlesea: +367 80 to 84, City of Whittlesea: +451 75 to 79, City of Whittlesea: +400 70 to 74, City of Whittlesea: +678 65 to 69, City of Whittlesea: +1,196 60 to 64, City of Whittlesea: +624 55 to 59, City of Whittlesea: +805 50 to 54, City of Whittlesea: +989 45 to 49, City of Whittlesea: +1,158 40 to 44, City of Whittlesea: +1,142 35 to 39, City of Whittlesea: +1,893 30 to 34, City of Whittlesea: +2,688 25 to 29, City of Whittlesea: +1,310 20 to 24, City of Whittlesea: +1,184 15 to 19, City of Whittlesea: +708 10 to 14, City of Whittlesea: +1,141 5 to 9, City of Whittlesea: +1,766 0 to 4, City of Whittlesea: +2,257
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the male five year age groups of the City of Whittlesea in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of males in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of males in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 22.3% of the male population was aged between 0 and 15, and 11.1% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.1% and 12.9% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the male age structure of the City of Whittlesea and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of males aged 0 to 4 (8.5% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of males aged 5 to 9 (7.4% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of males aged 30 to 34 (9.0% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of males aged 35 to 39 (8.0% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Whittlesea's male population increased by 20,757 people (27.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.9% per year over the period.

The largest changes in male age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 30 to 34 (+2,688 males)
  • 0 to 4 (+2,257 males)
  • 35 to 39 (+1,893 males)
  • 5 to 9 (+1,766 males)

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