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Rowville (South)

Service age groups

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

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 an indicator of Rowville (South)'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 (South)'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
Rowville (South) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5355.15.86836.36.0-148
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)9529.18.21,21411.28.5-262
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)9869.47.31,08610.08.3-100
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,07610.29.31,09610.19.9-20
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,13010.713.21,0459.612.6+85
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,29421.820.62,78025.722.0-486
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,70116.214.01,55114.314.1+150
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,0459.911.38698.010.0+176
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)7216.98.34824.46.9+239
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)760.72.0280.31.7+48

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), 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% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Rowville (South): 5.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Rowville (South): 9.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Rowville (South): 9.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Rowville (South): 10.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Rowville (South): 10.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Rowville (South): 21.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Rowville (South): 16.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Rowville (South): 9.9% Seniors (70 to 84), Rowville (South): 6.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), Rowville (South): 0.7%
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), Rowville (South): -148 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Rowville (South): -262 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Rowville (South): -100 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Rowville (South): -20 Young workforce (25 to 34), Rowville (South): +85 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Rowville (South): -486 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Rowville (South): +150 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Rowville (South): +176 Seniors (70 to 84), Rowville (South): +239 Elderly aged (85 and over), Rowville (South): +48
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 Rowville (South) in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a higher 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, 23.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 17.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.4% and 21.6% respectively for the City of Knox.

The major differences between the age structure of Rowville (South) and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (16.2% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (9.4% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (10.7% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (9.9% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Rowville (South)'s population decreased by 318 people (2.9%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.59% 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) (-486 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-262 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+239 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+176 people)

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