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Service age groups

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The City of Knox 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 Knox 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 Knox'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 the City of Knox'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
City of Knox - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)9,0145.86.48,9286.06.5+86
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)12,6208.28.512,7208.58.4-100
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)11,2737.36.712,4278.37.3-1,154
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)14,2699.310.014,7279.910.1-458
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)20,33213.216.318,76512.615.4+1,567
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)31,79620.621.132,87222.022.0-1,076
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)21,52514.011.921,09514.112.1+430
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)17,46411.39.314,91210.09.0+2,552
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)12,7158.37.710,3266.97.4+2,389
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3,1052.02.02,5281.71.8+577

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), Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 16.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 2.0% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Knox: 5.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Knox: 8.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Knox: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Knox: 9.3% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Knox: 13.2% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Knox: 20.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Knox: 14.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Knox: 11.3% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Knox: 8.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Knox: 2.0%
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), City of Knox: +86 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Knox: -100 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Knox: -1,154 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Knox: -458 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Knox: +1,567 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Knox: -1,076 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Knox: +430 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Knox: +2,552 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Knox: +2,389 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Knox: +577
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 the City of Knox 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 21.6% 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 Knox and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (14.0% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (11.3% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (13.2% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (9.3% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Knox's population increased by 4,813 people (3.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.64% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+2,552 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+2,389 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,567 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-1,154 people)

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