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Kew East

Service age groups

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Kew East had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Boroondara in 2016.

The Age Structure of Kew East provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Kew East'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 East'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Kew East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)3755.74.64236.65.1-48
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)67010.28.665910.38.5+12
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)5949.08.25057.98.1+90
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5688.610.95969.311.1-29
Young workforce (25 to 34)68510.413.565310.212.8+32
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,44021.819.81,51223.620.9-72
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)90013.613.280512.613.2+96
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)6279.510.05949.39.4+33
Seniors (70 to 84)5898.98.45047.97.9+84
Elderly aged (85 and over)1522.32.91492.32.9+3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Boroondara: 4.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Boroondara: 8.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Boroondara: 8.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Boroondara: 10.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Boroondara: 13.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Boroondara: 19.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Boroondara: 13.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Boroondara: 10.0% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Boroondara: 8.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Boroondara: 2.9% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Kew East: 5.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Kew East: 10.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Kew East: 9.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Kew East: 8.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Kew East: 10.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Kew East: 21.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Kew East: 13.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Kew East: 9.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Kew East: 8.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), Kew East: 2.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Kew East: -48 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Kew East: +12 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Kew East: +90 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Kew East: -29 Young workforce (25 to 34), Kew East: +32 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Kew East: -72 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Kew East: +96 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Kew East: +33 Seniors (70 to 84), Kew East: +84 Elderly aged (85 and over), Kew East: +3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Kew East in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 24.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.7% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.4% and 21.3% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The major differences between the age structure of Kew East and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (21.8% compared to 19.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (10.2% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (10.4% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (8.6% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Kew East's population increased by 200 people (3.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.62% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+96 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (+90 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+84 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-72 people)

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