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

The Age Structure of Surrey Hills provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Surrey Hills'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 Surrey Hills'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
Surrey Hills - 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)4785.75.15526.75.5-74
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)8269.98.58069.78.5+20
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)7088.58.184710.28.2-139
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)86010.311.17839.511.1+78
Young workforce (25 to 34)7859.412.883010.012.4-45
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,89422.720.91,96823.821.9-74
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,28915.513.21,19514.513.2+94
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)7709.29.45767.07.9+193
Seniors (70 to 84)6087.37.95696.98.4+40
Elderly aged (85 and over)1141.42.91401.72.7-26

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), Surrey Hills: 5.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Surrey Hills: 9.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Surrey Hills: 8.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Surrey Hills: 10.3% Young workforce (25 to 34), Surrey Hills: 9.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Surrey Hills: 22.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Surrey Hills: 15.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Surrey Hills: 9.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Surrey Hills: 7.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Surrey Hills: 1.4%
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), Surrey Hills: -74 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Surrey Hills: +20 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Surrey Hills: -139 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Surrey Hills: +78 Young workforce (25 to 34), Surrey Hills: -45 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Surrey Hills: -74 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Surrey Hills: +94 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Surrey Hills: +193 Seniors (70 to 84), Surrey Hills: +40 Elderly aged (85 and over), Surrey Hills: -26
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 Surrey Hills in 2011 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, 24.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 17.9% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.7% and 20.2% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The major differences between the age structure of Surrey Hills and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (15.5% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (22.7% compared to 20.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (9.4% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Frail aged' (1.4% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Surrey Hills's population increased by 67 people (0.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.16% 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) (+193 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-139 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+94 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+78 people)