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City of Whittlesea

Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

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?'

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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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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