City of Knox
Service age groups

The City of Knox had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Melbourne in 2011.

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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - service age groups
City of Knox - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)
8,8936.06.58,9686.26.3-75
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)
12,6388.68.414,0489.78.9-1,410
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)
12,3448.47.313,6899.57.9-1,345
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)
14,6619.910.214,40910.010.2+252
Young workforce (25 to 34)
18,66212.715.518,47312.814.9+189
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)
32,53822.122.133,79823.422.7-1,260
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)
20,70814.012.119,87313.712.2+835
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)
14,4099.88.811,0677.67.9+3,342
Seniors (70 to 84)
10,0466.87.38,3675.87.4+1,679
Elderly aged (85 and over)
2,5581.71.82,0241.41.6+534

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 15.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 22.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Knox: 6.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Knox: 8.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Knox: 8.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Knox: 9.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Knox: 12.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Knox: 22.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Knox: 14.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Knox: 9.8% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Knox: 6.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Knox: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated 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), City of Knox: -75 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Knox: -1,410 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Knox: -1,345 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Knox: +252 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Knox: +189 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Knox: -1,260 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Knox: +835 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Knox: +3,342 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Knox: +1,679 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Knox: +534
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated 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 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 23.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.3% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 17.9% 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 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (8.4% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (9.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.7% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Knox's population increased by 2,741 people (1.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.38% 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) (+3,342 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+1,679 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-1,410 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-1,345 people)