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Lalor

Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There were 354 people over the age of 85 living in Lalor in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.

The Age Structure of Lalor provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Lalor'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 Lalor's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Lalor - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Whittlesea %Number%City of Whittlesea %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,5987.08.21,2426.37.4+356
5 to 91,3525.97.01,2036.16.9+149
10 to 141,2135.36.11,1115.66.4+102
15 to 191,3475.95.91,1826.06.6+165
20 to 241,4056.26.91,3456.87.2+60
25 to 291,7737.88.01,4387.38.3+335
30 to 341,9228.59.11,4797.58.0+444
35 to 391,6657.37.91,3426.87.8+323
40 to 441,4716.57.01,2616.47.5+210
45 to 491,3646.06.51,2176.26.8+147
50 to 541,2995.75.91,1155.66.2+185
55 to 591,1455.05.21,1315.75.4+14
60 to 641,1094.94.61,2256.24.8-117
65 to 691,1805.24.01,0875.53.4+93
70 to 749574.22.89334.72.7+24
75 to 798873.92.18414.32.1+45
80 to 846833.01.64652.41.4+218
85 and over3541.61.21690.91.0+185
Total population22,732100.0100.019,794100.0100.0+2,938
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 five year age groups of Lalor 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, 18.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 17.9% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 21.4% and 11.7% respectively for City of Whittlesea.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (3.9% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (3.0% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (4.2% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (5.2% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Lalor's population increased by 2,938 people (14.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.81% per year over the period.

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

  • 30 to 34 (+444 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+356 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+335 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (+323 persons)