Service age groups
Boronia had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Knox in 2016.
The Age Structure of Boronia provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Boronia'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.
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 service age groups of Boronia in 2016 compared to City of Knox shows that there was a lower 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, 20.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 23.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.4% and 21.6% respectively for City of Knox.
The major differences between the age structure of Boronia and City of Knox were:
- A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (16.0% compared to 13.2%)
- A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (9.7% compared to 8.3%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (12.1% compared to 14.0%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (5.8% compared to 7.3%)
From 2011 to 2016, Boronia's population increased by 1,292 people (6.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.21% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+384 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+321 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+238 people)
- Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+210 people)