City of Whittlesea
Five year age groups
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.
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)||2016||2011||Change|
|Five year age groups (years)||Number||%||Greater Melbourne %||Number||%||Greater Melbourne %||2011 to 2016|
|0 to 4||7,870||7.9||6.1||5,506||7.1||6.2||+2,364|
|5 to 9||6,692||6.7||5.9||5,234||6.7||5.8||+1,458|
|10 to 14||5,858||5.9||5.4||4,883||6.3||5.7||+975|
|15 to 19||5,671||5.7||5.8||5,022||6.4||6.1||+649|
|20 to 24||6,680||6.7||7.2||5,501||7.0||7.3||+1,179|
|25 to 29||8,083||8.1||8.0||6,457||8.3||7.8||+1,626|
|30 to 34||9,165||9.2||8.2||6,259||8.0||7.4||+2,906|
|35 to 39||7,718||7.7||7.2||6,106||7.8||7.5||+1,612|
|40 to 44||7,024||7.0||7.0||5,893||7.5||7.6||+1,131|
|45 to 49||6,536||6.5||6.9||5,390||6.9||7.0||+1,146|
|50 to 54||6,052||6.1||6.3||4,960||6.4||6.5||+1,092|
|55 to 59||5,461||5.5||5.8||4,318||5.5||5.7||+1,143|
|60 to 64||4,803||4.8||5.0||3,770||4.8||5.2||+1,033|
|65 to 69||4,109||4.1||4.5||2,712||3.5||3.9||+1,397|
|70 to 74||2,915||2.9||3.4||2,176||2.8||3.1||+739|
|75 to 79||2,241||2.2||2.7||1,741||2.2||2.6||+500|
|80 to 84||1,666||1.7||2.1||1,188||1.5||2.2||+478|
|85 and over||1,401||1.4||2.4||974||1.2||2.4||+427|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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%)
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)