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City of Whittlesea

Five year age groups

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There were 1,401 females 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?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
City of Whittlesea - Total females (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
0 to 47,8707.96.15,5067.16.2+2,364
5 to 96,6926.75.95,2346.75.8+1,458
10 to 145,8585.95.44,8836.35.7+975
15 to 195,6715.75.85,0226.46.1+649
20 to 246,6806.77.25,5017.07.3+1,179
25 to 298,0838.18.06,4578.37.8+1,626
30 to 349,1659.28.26,2598.07.4+2,906
35 to 397,7187.77.26,1067.87.5+1,612
40 to 447,0247.07.05,8937.57.6+1,131
45 to 496,5366.56.95,3906.97.0+1,146
50 to 546,0526.16.34,9606.46.5+1,092
55 to 595,4615.55.84,3185.55.7+1,143
60 to 644,8034.85.03,7704.85.2+1,033
65 to 694,1094.14.52,7123.53.9+1,397
70 to 742,9152.93.42,1762.83.1+739
75 to 792,2412.22.71,7412.22.6+500
80 to 841,6661.72.11,1881.52.2+478
85 and over1,4011.42.49741.22.4+427
Total population99,945100.0100.078,090100.0100.0+21,855
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

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

Overall, 20.4% of the female population was aged between 0 and 15, and 12.3% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.5% and 15.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of females aged 0 to 4 (7.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of females aged 30 to 34 (9.2% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of females aged 5 to 9 (6.7% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of females aged 85 and over (1.4% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Whittlesea's female population increased by 21,855 people (28.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 5.06% per year over the period.

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

  • 30 to 34 (+2,906 females)
  • 0 to 4 (+2,364 females)
  • 25 to 29 (+1,626 females)
  • 35 to 39 (+1,612 females)