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Wantirna South

Service age groups

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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 2016.

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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Wantirna 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)9474.95.87394.26.0+208
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,3617.08.21,3227.48.5+39
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,3937.27.31,5178.58.3-124
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,01610.49.32,10111.89.9-85
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,43112.513.21,78310.012.6+648
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,51418.120.63,31118.622.0+203
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,82114.514.03,03817.114.1-217
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,39512.311.31,86310.510.0+533
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,7929.28.31,5368.66.9+256
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)7273.82.05633.21.7+164

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), Wantirna South: 4.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Wantirna South: 7.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Wantirna South: 7.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Wantirna South: 10.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Wantirna South: 12.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Wantirna South: 18.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Wantirna South: 14.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Wantirna South: 12.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Wantirna South: 9.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Wantirna South: 3.8%
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), Wantirna South: +208 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Wantirna South: +39 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Wantirna South: -124 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Wantirna South: -85 Young workforce (25 to 34), Wantirna South: +648 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Wantirna South: +203 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Wantirna South: -217 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Wantirna South: +533 Seniors (70 to 84), Wantirna South: +256 Elderly aged (85 and over), Wantirna South: +164
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 Wantirna South in 2016 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, 19.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.3% 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 Wantirna South and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Frail aged' (3.8% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (10.4% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (18.1% compared to 20.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (7.0% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Wantirna South's population increased by 1,624 people (9.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.76% 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) (+648 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+533 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+256 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-217 people)

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