Five year age groups
There were 76 people over the age of 85 living in Rowville (South) in 2016, with largest age group being 50 to 54 year olds.
The Age Structure of Rowville (South) provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Rowville (South)'s residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.
Five year age groups present a classic age profile of the population. Each age group covers exactly five years, which enables direct comparison between each group.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the five year age groups of Rowville (South) in 2016 compared to City of Knox shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).
Overall, 18.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 12.0% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.6% and 15.5% respectively for City of Knox.
The major differences between the age structure of Rowville (South) and City of Knox were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (8.2% compared to 6.4%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (7.5% compared to 5.8%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (8.8% compared to 7.2%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (0.7% compared to 2.0%)
From 2011 to 2016, Rowville (South)'s population decreased by 264 people (2.4%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.49% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 35 to 39 (-247 persons)
- 5 to 9 (-208 persons)
- 0 to 4 (-148 persons)
- 60 to 64 (+146 persons)