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Wantirna South

Service age groups

Wantirna South had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Knox in 2011.

The Age Structure of Wantirna South provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Wantirna 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 Wantirna 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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Wantirna South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)7394.26.08314.66.1-92
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,3227.48.51,5178.59.6-195
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,5188.58.31,87210.49.4-354
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,10111.89.92,13811.99.9-37
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,78410.012.61,6159.012.7+169
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,31118.622.03,92221.923.3-611
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,03917.114.12,79315.613.8+246
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,86310.510.01,3397.57.9+524
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,5378.66.91,4898.35.9+48
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)5643.21.74312.41.4+133

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

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Knox: 6.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Knox: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Knox: 8.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Knox: 9.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Knox: 12.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Knox: 22.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Knox: 14.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Knox: 10.0% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Knox: 6.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Knox: 1.7% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Wantirna South: 4.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Wantirna South: 7.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Wantirna South: 8.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Wantirna South: 11.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Wantirna South: 10.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Wantirna South: 18.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Wantirna South: 17.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Wantirna South: 10.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Wantirna South: 8.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Wantirna South: 3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence 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), Wantirna South: -92 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Wantirna South: -195 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Wantirna South: -354 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Wantirna South: -37 Young workforce (25 to 34), Wantirna South: +169 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Wantirna South: -611 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Wantirna South: +246 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Wantirna South: +524 Seniors (70 to 84), Wantirna South: +48 Elderly aged (85 and over), Wantirna South: +133
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Wantirna South in 2011 compared to the 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, 20.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.3% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.8% and 18.6% respectively for the City of Knox.

The major differences between the age structure of Wantirna South and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (17.1% compared to 14.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (11.8% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (18.6% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (10.0% compared to 12.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Wantirna South's population decreased by 169 people (0.9%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.19% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-611 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+524 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-354 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+246 people)