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Rowville (Central)

Service age groups

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Rowville (Central) had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Knox in 2016.

The Age Structure of Rowville (Central) provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Rowville (Central)'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 Rowville (Central)'s Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Rowville (Central) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 847 5.6 5.8 877 5.8 6.0 -30
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 1,233 8.1 8.2 1,265 8.3 8.5 -32
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 1,205 7.9 7.3 1,596 10.5 8.3 -391
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 1,679 11.0 9.3 1,844 12.1 9.9 -165
Young workforce (25 to 34) 2,012 13.2 13.2 1,764 11.6 12.6 +248
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 3,032 20.0 20.6 3,506 23.0 22.0 -474
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 2,537 16.7 14.0 2,288 15.0 14.1 +249
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,505 9.9 11.3 1,118 7.3 10.0 +387
Seniors (70 to 84) 959 6.3 8.3 852 5.6 6.9 +107
Elderly aged (85 and over) 187 1.2 2.0 130 0.9 1.7 +57
Total15,196100.0100.015,240100.0100.0-44
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Rowville (Central) in 2016 compared to City of Knox shows that there was a similar 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, 21.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 17.4% 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 Rowville (Central) and City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (16.7% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (11.0% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (6.3% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (9.9% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Rowville (Central)'s population decreased by 44 people (0.3%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.06% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-474 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-391 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+387 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+249 people)