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Kew had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Boroondara in 2011.

The Age Structure of Kew provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Kew'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 Kew'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
Kew - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,1424.95.11,1054.95.5+37
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1,8107.78.51,7377.78.5+73
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,8167.78.11,9318.68.2-115
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,55110.911.12,40210.711.1+149
Young workforce (25 to 34)3,16013.512.82,94613.112.4+214
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,77420.320.94,77821.221.9-4
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,13513.313.23,09213.713.2+43
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,36010.19.41,8738.37.9+488
Seniors (70 to 84)1,9638.47.91,9538.78.4+10
Elderly aged (85 and over)7743.32.96763.02.7+99

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), 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% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Kew: 4.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Kew: 7.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Kew: 7.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Kew: 10.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Kew: 13.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Kew: 20.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Kew: 13.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Kew: 10.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Kew: 8.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Kew: 3.3%
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), Kew: +37 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Kew: +73 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Kew: -115 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Kew: +149 Young workforce (25 to 34), Kew: +214 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Kew: -4 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Kew: +43 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Kew: +488 Seniors (70 to 84), Kew: +10 Elderly aged (85 and over), Kew: +99
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 Kew in 2011 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a lower 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, 20.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.7% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.7% and 20.2% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The major difference between the age structure of Kew and the City of Boroondara is:

  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (7.7% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Kew's population increased by 993 people (4.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.87% 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) (+488 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+214 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+149 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-115 people)