Whittlesea Township and Surrounds
Five year age groups
There were 142 people over the age of 85 living in Whittlesea Township and Surrounds in 2016, with largest age group being 40 to 44 year olds.
The Age Structure of Whittlesea Township and Surrounds provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Whittlesea Township and Surrounds'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the five year age groups of Whittlesea Township and Surrounds 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, 20.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 18.9% 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 Whittlesea Township and Surrounds and City of Whittlesea were:
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.2% compared to 9.1%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.9% compared to 8.0%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (5.5% compared to 8.2%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (5.4% compared to 7.9%)
From 2011 to 2016, Whittlesea Township and Surrounds's population increased by 504 people (11.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.2% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 45 to 49 (+94 persons)
- 50 to 54 (+87 persons)
- 0 to 4 (-74 persons)
- 70 to 74 (+71 persons)