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Five year age groups

There were 974 females 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 females (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
0 to 45,5067.16.24,2796.86.0+1,227
5 to 95,2346.75.84,4337.06.0+801
10 to 144,8836.35.74,4817.16.1+402
15 to 195,0226.46.14,3947.06.5+628
20 to 245,5017.07.34,4817.17.2+1,020
25 to 296,4578.37.84,3727.07.0+2,085
30 to 346,2598.07.44,9527.97.7+1,307
35 to 396,1067.87.55,1698.28.0+937
40 to 445,8937.57.64,9737.97.6+920
45 to 495,3906.97.04,7037.57.2+687
50 to 544,9606.46.54,0176.46.4+943
55 to 594,3185.55.73,6595.85.9+659
60 to 643,7704.85.22,5564.14.5+1,214
65 to 692,7123.53.92,1063.33.6+606
70 to 742,1762.83.11,7032.73.1+473
75 to 791,7412.22.61,2382.02.9+503
80 to 841,1881.52.27761.22.3+412
85 and over9741.22.45970.92.1+377

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: 2.4% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 2.6% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 5.2% 55 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 5.7% 50 to 54, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% 45 to 49, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% 40 to 44, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% 35 to 39, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 30 to 34, Greater Melbourne: 7.4% 25 to 29, Greater Melbourne: 7.8% 20 to 24, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% 15 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% 10 to 14, Greater Melbourne: 5.7% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 5.8% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 6.2% 85 and over, City of Whittlesea: 1.2% 80 to 84, City of Whittlesea: 1.5% 75 to 79, City of Whittlesea: 2.2% 70 to 74, City of Whittlesea: 2.8% 65 to 69, City of Whittlesea: 3.5% 60 to 64, City of Whittlesea: 4.8% 55 to 59, City of Whittlesea: 5.5% 50 to 54, City of Whittlesea: 6.4% 45 to 49, City of Whittlesea: 6.9% 40 to 44, City of Whittlesea: 7.5% 35 to 39, City of Whittlesea: 7.8% 30 to 34, City of Whittlesea: 8.0% 25 to 29, City of Whittlesea: 8.3% 20 to 24, City of Whittlesea: 7.0% 15 to 19, City of Whittlesea: 6.4% 10 to 14, City of Whittlesea: 6.3% 5 to 9, City of Whittlesea: 6.7% 0 to 4, City of Whittlesea: 7.1%
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: +377 80 to 84, City of Whittlesea: +412 75 to 79, City of Whittlesea: +503 70 to 74, City of Whittlesea: +473 65 to 69, City of Whittlesea: +606 60 to 64, City of Whittlesea: +1,214 55 to 59, City of Whittlesea: +659 50 to 54, City of Whittlesea: +943 45 to 49, City of Whittlesea: +687 40 to 44, City of Whittlesea: +920 35 to 39, City of Whittlesea: +937 30 to 34, City of Whittlesea: +1,307 25 to 29, City of Whittlesea: +2,085 20 to 24, City of Whittlesea: +1,020 15 to 19, City of Whittlesea: +628 10 to 14, City of Whittlesea: +402 5 to 9, City of Whittlesea: +801 0 to 4, City of Whittlesea: +1,227
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 female five year age groups of the City of Whittlesea in 2011 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, 20.0% of the female population was aged between 0 and 15, and 11.3% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.7% and 14.2% 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 5 to 9 (6.7% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of females aged 0 to 4 (7.1% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of females aged 85 and over (1.2% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of females aged 80 to 84 (1.5% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Whittlesea's female population increased by 15,201 people (24.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.42% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 29 (+2,085 females)
  • 30 to 34 (+1,307 females)
  • 0 to 4 (+1,227 females)
  • 60 to 64 (+1,214 females)

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