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Five year age groups

There were 588 males 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 males (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
0 to 46,0207.86.84,4367.26.6+1,584
5 to 95,4637.16.34,5857.46.5+878
10 to 145,1066.66.24,7537.76.7+353
15 to 195,2276.86.64,7347.77.0+493
20 to 245,6687.47.74,5917.47.6+1,077
25 to 296,3578.38.04,4217.27.3+1,936
30 to 346,0977.97.64,5647.47.6+1,533
35 to 395,9337.77.54,8357.87.9+1,098
40 to 445,7137.47.44,6497.57.5+1,064
45 to 495,1096.76.94,3427.07.2+767
50 to 544,5756.06.43,9306.46.3+645
55 to 594,0785.35.53,5875.85.8+491
60 to 643,6734.85.02,6424.34.5+1,031
65 to 692,6263.43.82,0603.33.5+566
70 to 742,0162.62.91,6642.72.8+352
75 to 791,5712.02.21,0941.82.4+477
80 to 849671.31.75830.91.6+384
85 and over5880.81.32910.51.0+297

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 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: 1.3% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 3.8% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% 55 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 5.5% 50 to 54, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% 45 to 49, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% 40 to 44, Greater Melbourne: 7.4% 35 to 39, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 30 to 34, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% 25 to 29, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% 20 to 24, Greater Melbourne: 7.7% 15 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 6.6% 10 to 14, Greater Melbourne: 6.2% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 6.8% 85 and over, City of Whittlesea: 0.8% 80 to 84, City of Whittlesea: 1.3% 75 to 79, City of Whittlesea: 2.0% 70 to 74, City of Whittlesea: 2.6% 65 to 69, City of Whittlesea: 3.4% 60 to 64, City of Whittlesea: 4.8% 55 to 59, City of Whittlesea: 5.3% 50 to 54, City of Whittlesea: 6.0% 45 to 49, City of Whittlesea: 6.7% 40 to 44, City of Whittlesea: 7.4% 35 to 39, City of Whittlesea: 7.7% 30 to 34, City of Whittlesea: 7.9% 25 to 29, City of Whittlesea: 8.3% 20 to 24, City of Whittlesea: 7.4% 15 to 19, City of Whittlesea: 6.8% 10 to 14, City of Whittlesea: 6.6% 5 to 9, City of Whittlesea: 7.1% 0 to 4, City of Whittlesea: 7.8%
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, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, City of Whittlesea: +297 80 to 84, City of Whittlesea: +384 75 to 79, City of Whittlesea: +477 70 to 74, City of Whittlesea: +352 65 to 69, City of Whittlesea: +566 60 to 64, City of Whittlesea: +1,031 55 to 59, City of Whittlesea: +491 50 to 54, City of Whittlesea: +645 45 to 49, City of Whittlesea: +767 40 to 44, City of Whittlesea: +1,064 35 to 39, City of Whittlesea: +1,098 30 to 34, City of Whittlesea: +1,533 25 to 29, City of Whittlesea: +1,936 20 to 24, City of Whittlesea: +1,077 15 to 19, City of Whittlesea: +493 10 to 14, City of Whittlesea: +353 5 to 9, City of Whittlesea: +878 0 to 4, City of Whittlesea: +1,584
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 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, 21.6% of the male population was aged between 0 and 15, and 10.1% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.3% and 12.0% 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 (7.8% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of males aged 5 to 9 (7.1% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of males aged 85 and over (0.8% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Whittlesea's male population increased by 15,026 people (24.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.45% per year over the period.

The largest changes in male age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 25 to 29 (+1,936 males)
  • 0 to 4 (+1,584 males)
  • 30 to 34 (+1,533 males)
  • 35 to 39 (+1,098 males)

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