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Five year age groups

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There were 230 people over the age of 85 living in Bundoora in 2016, with largest age group being 20 to 24 year olds.

The Age Structure of Bundoora provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Bundoora'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 Bundoora'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
Bundoora - Total persons (Enumerated)20161996Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Whittlesea %Number%City of Whittlesea %1996 to 2016
0 to 47425.48.24676.08.1+275
5 to 96825.07.15467.08.2+136
10 to 146514.86.26248.07.9+27
15 to 198075.95.96518.37.8+156
20 to 241,59911.76.97569.78.6+842
25 to 291,2969.58.06338.19.0+663
30 to 341,0998.19.15186.68.8+580
35 to 398136.07.96057.78.3+208
40 to 448906.57.06248.07.5+265
45 to 498115.96.56798.77.1+132
50 to 547935.85.95176.65.2+276
55 to 597575.65.34135.34.1+343
60 to 646754.94.63154.03.4+360
65 to 696204.53.91802.32.5+439
70 to 744733.52.81461.91.7+326
75 to 794012.92.1831.10.9+318
80 to 843002.21.6410.50.6+258
85 and over2301.71.2160.20.3+213
Total population13,639100.0100.07,822100.0100.0+5,816
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 1996 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

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

Overall, 15.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 14.8% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 21.4% and 11.6% respectively for City of Whittlesea.

The major differences between the age structure of Bundoora and City of Whittlesea were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (11.7% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (5.4% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (5.0% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (6.0% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

From 1996 to 2016, Bundoora's population increased by 5,817 people (74.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.82% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 1996 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 20 to 24 (+842 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+663 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+580 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+439 persons)

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