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There were 256 people over the age of 85 living in Thomastown in 2011, with largest age group being 25 to 29 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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Thomastown - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%City of Whittlesea %Number%City of Whittlesea %2006 to 2011
0 to 41,1865.87.41,1565.67.0+30
5 to 91,1155.56.91,2676.17.2-152
10 to 141,0775.36.41,2756.27.4-198
15 to 191,2476.16.61,3306.47.3-83
20 to 241,3906.87.21,5347.47.3-144
25 to 291,7238.58.31,5337.47.1+190
30 to 341,4677.28.01,4407.07.6+27
35 to 391,3136.47.81,3616.68.0-47
40 to 441,2646.27.51,3376.57.7-73
45 to 491,2386.16.81,3866.77.3-148
50 to 541,2346.16.21,3236.46.4-89
55 to 591,2386.15.41,4367.05.8-199
60 to 641,3076.44.81,2576.14.2+50
65 to 691,1355.63.41,0505.13.3+85
70 to 749414.62.78904.32.7+51
75 to 797703.82.15752.81.9+195
80 to 844802.41.43201.61.1+160
85 and over2561.31.01880.90.7+68

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, City of Whittlesea: 1.0% 80 to 84, City of Whittlesea: 1.4% 75 to 79, City of Whittlesea: 2.1% 70 to 74, City of Whittlesea: 2.7% 65 to 69, City of Whittlesea: 3.4% 60 to 64, City of Whittlesea: 4.8% 55 to 59, City of Whittlesea: 5.4% 50 to 54, City of Whittlesea: 6.2% 45 to 49, City of Whittlesea: 6.8% 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: 7.2% 15 to 19, City of Whittlesea: 6.6% 10 to 14, City of Whittlesea: 6.4% 5 to 9, City of Whittlesea: 6.9% 0 to 4, City of Whittlesea: 7.4% 85 and over, Thomastown: 1.3% 80 to 84, Thomastown: 2.4% 75 to 79, Thomastown: 3.8% 70 to 74, Thomastown: 4.6% 65 to 69, Thomastown: 5.6% 60 to 64, Thomastown: 6.4% 55 to 59, Thomastown: 6.1% 50 to 54, Thomastown: 6.1% 45 to 49, Thomastown: 6.1% 40 to 44, Thomastown: 6.2% 35 to 39, Thomastown: 6.4% 30 to 34, Thomastown: 7.2% 25 to 29, Thomastown: 8.5% 20 to 24, Thomastown: 6.8% 15 to 19, Thomastown: 6.1% 10 to 14, Thomastown: 5.3% 5 to 9, Thomastown: 5.5% 0 to 4, Thomastown: 5.8%
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, Thomastown: +68 80 to 84, Thomastown: +160 75 to 79, Thomastown: +195 70 to 74, Thomastown: +51 65 to 69, Thomastown: +85 60 to 64, Thomastown: +50 55 to 59, Thomastown: -199 50 to 54, Thomastown: -89 45 to 49, Thomastown: -148 40 to 44, Thomastown: -73 35 to 39, Thomastown: -47 30 to 34, Thomastown: +27 25 to 29, Thomastown: +190 20 to 24, Thomastown: -144 15 to 19, Thomastown: -83 10 to 14, Thomastown: -198 5 to 9, Thomastown: -152 0 to 4, Thomastown: +30
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 five year age groups of Thomastown in 2011 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, 16.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 17.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 20.8% and 10.7% 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 (5.6% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (4.6% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (3.8% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (5.8% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Thomastown's population decreased by 278 people (1.3%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.27% per year over the period.

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

  • 55 to 59 (-199 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (-198 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (+195 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+190 persons)

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