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Service age groups

The City of Boroondara had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Melbourne in 2011.

The Age Structure of the City of Boroondara provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of the City of Boroondara's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Service age groups divide the population into age categories that reflect typical life-stages. They indicate the level of demand for services that target people at different stages in life and how that demand is changing.

To get a more complete picture the City of Boroondara'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 - Service age groups
City of Boroondara - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)8,1765.16.58,5385.56.3-362
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)13,4928.58.413,1758.58.8+317
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)12,9098.17.312,7308.27.8+179
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)17,73211.110.117,21511.110.1+517
Young workforce (25 to 34)20,41412.815.419,08012.414.8+1,334
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)33,31320.922.033,88021.922.7-567
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)20,93613.212.120,45613.212.2+480
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)14,9879.49.012,2507.98.1+2,737
Seniors (70 to 84)12,6017.97.412,9168.47.6-315
Elderly aged (85 and over)4,6212.91.84,1642.71.6+457

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 15.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 22.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Boroondara: 5.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Boroondara: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Boroondara: 8.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Boroondara: 11.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Boroondara: 12.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Boroondara: 20.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Boroondara: 13.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Boroondara: 9.4% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Boroondara: 7.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Boroondara: 2.9%
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 - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Boroondara: -362 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Boroondara: +317 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Boroondara: +179 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Boroondara: +517 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Boroondara: +1,334 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Boroondara: -567 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Boroondara: +480 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Boroondara: +2,737 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Boroondara: -315 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Boroondara: +457
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 service age groups of the City of Boroondara in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 21.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 18.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Boroondara and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (13.2% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Frail aged' (2.9% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.8% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (5.1% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Boroondara's population increased by 4,777 people (3.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.61% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+2,737 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,334 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-567 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+517 people)