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Thomastown

Five year age groups

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There were 382 people over the age of 85 living in Thomastown in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.

The Age Structure of Thomastown provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Thomastown'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 Thomastown'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Thomastown - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Whittlesea %Number%City of Whittlesea %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,2236.08.21,1865.87.4+37
5 to 91,0885.37.01,1155.56.9-27
10 to 141,0355.16.11,0775.36.4-42
15 to 191,0265.05.91,2476.16.6-221
20 to 241,4096.96.91,3906.87.2+19
25 to 291,6588.18.01,7238.58.3-65
30 to 341,6668.19.11,4677.28.0+198
35 to 391,3456.67.91,3136.47.8+32
40 to 441,1475.67.01,2646.27.5-117
45 to 491,1975.96.51,2386.16.8-41
50 to 541,1655.75.91,2346.16.2-70
55 to 591,1605.75.21,2386.15.4-78
60 to 641,1915.84.61,3076.44.8-115
65 to 691,2606.24.01,1355.63.4+125
70 to 741,0004.92.89414.62.7+59
75 to 798484.22.17703.82.1+79
80 to 846383.11.64802.41.4+158
85 and over3821.91.22561.31.0+126

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2016
Age structure - five year age groups, 2016 85 and over, City of Whittlesea: 1.2% 80 to 84, City of Whittlesea: 1.6% 75 to 79, City of Whittlesea: 2.1% 70 to 74, City of Whittlesea: 2.8% 65 to 69, City of Whittlesea: 4.0% 60 to 64, City of Whittlesea: 4.6% 55 to 59, City of Whittlesea: 5.2% 50 to 54, City of Whittlesea: 5.9% 45 to 49, City of Whittlesea: 6.5% 40 to 44, City of Whittlesea: 7.0% 35 to 39, City of Whittlesea: 7.9% 30 to 34, City of Whittlesea: 9.1% 25 to 29, City of Whittlesea: 8.0% 20 to 24, City of Whittlesea: 6.9% 15 to 19, City of Whittlesea: 5.9% 10 to 14, City of Whittlesea: 6.1% 5 to 9, City of Whittlesea: 7.0% 0 to 4, City of Whittlesea: 8.2% 85 and over, Thomastown: 1.9% 80 to 84, Thomastown: 3.1% 75 to 79, Thomastown: 4.2% 70 to 74, Thomastown: 4.9% 65 to 69, Thomastown: 6.2% 60 to 64, Thomastown: 5.8% 55 to 59, Thomastown: 5.7% 50 to 54, Thomastown: 5.7% 45 to 49, Thomastown: 5.9% 40 to 44, Thomastown: 5.6% 35 to 39, Thomastown: 6.6% 30 to 34, Thomastown: 8.1% 25 to 29, Thomastown: 8.1% 20 to 24, Thomastown: 6.9% 15 to 19, Thomastown: 5.0% 10 to 14, Thomastown: 5.1% 5 to 9, Thomastown: 5.3% 0 to 4, Thomastown: 6.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, Thomastown: +126 80 to 84, Thomastown: +158 75 to 79, Thomastown: +79 70 to 74, Thomastown: +59 65 to 69, Thomastown: +125 60 to 64, Thomastown: -115 55 to 59, Thomastown: -78 50 to 54, Thomastown: -70 45 to 49, Thomastown: -41 40 to 44, Thomastown: -117 35 to 39, Thomastown: +32 30 to 34, Thomastown: +198 25 to 29, Thomastown: -65 20 to 24, Thomastown: +19 15 to 19, Thomastown: -221 10 to 14, Thomastown: -42 5 to 9, Thomastown: -27 0 to 4, Thomastown: +37
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Thomastown in 2016 compared to the 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, 16.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 20.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 21.4% and 11.7% respectively for the City of Whittlesea.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (6.2% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (4.9% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (4.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (6.0% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Thomastown's population increased by 57 people (0.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.06% per year over the period.

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

  • 15 to 19 (-221 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+198 persons)
  • 80 to 84 (+158 persons)
  • 85 and over (+126 persons)

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