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 2016.
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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
|Age structure - Service age groups|
|City of Boroondara - Total persons (Usual residence)||2016||2011||Change|
|Service age group (years)||Number||%||Greater Melbourne %||Number||%||Greater Melbourne %||2011 to 2016|
|Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)||7,742||4.6||6.4||8,176||5.1||6.5||-434|
|Primary schoolers (5 to 11)||14,446||8.6||8.5||13,492||8.5||8.4||+954|
|Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)||13,648||8.2||6.7||12,909||8.1||7.3||+739|
|Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)||18,223||10.9||10.0||17,732||11.1||10.1||+491|
|Young workforce (25 to 34)||22,544||13.5||16.3||20,414||12.8||15.4||+2,130|
|Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)||33,054||19.8||21.1||33,313||20.9||22.0||-259|
|Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)||22,009||13.2||11.9||20,936||13.2||12.1||+1,073|
|Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)||16,672||10.0||9.3||14,987||9.4||9.0||+1,685|
|Seniors (70 to 84)||14,057||8.4||7.7||12,601||7.9||7.4||+1,456|
|Elderly aged (85 and over)||4,829||2.9||2.0||4,621||2.9||1.8||+208|
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Analysis of the service age groups of the City of Boroondara in 2016 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, 21.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.3% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.7% and 19.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.
The major differences between the age structure of the City of Boroondara and Greater Melbourne were:
- A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (8.2% compared to 6.7%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (13.5% compared to 16.3%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (4.6% compared to 6.4%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (19.8% compared to 21.1%)
From 2011 to 2016, City of Boroondara's population increased by 8,043 people (5.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.99% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+2,130 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,685 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+1,456 people)
- Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,073 people)