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

The Age Structure of Rowville provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Rowville'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'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
Rowville - 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)2,1596.36.02,5347.56.1-375
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)3,41510.08.54,09912.19.6-684
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)3,55710.58.33,70310.99.4-146
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3,64910.79.93,0619.09.9+588
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)3,56110.512.64,30712.712.7-746
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)8,47024.922.09,10126.923.3-630
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4,73513.914.13,74811.113.8+987
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,4767.310.01,8415.47.9+635
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,7615.26.91,2853.85.9+475
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2230.71.71540.51.4+69

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), Rowville: 6.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Rowville: 10.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Rowville: 10.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Rowville: 10.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Rowville: 10.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Rowville: 24.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Rowville: 13.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Rowville: 7.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Rowville: 5.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Rowville: 0.7%
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), Rowville: -375 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Rowville: -684 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Rowville: -146 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Rowville: +588 Young workforce (25 to 34), Rowville: -746 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Rowville: -630 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Rowville: +987 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Rowville: +635 Seniors (70 to 84), Rowville: +475 Elderly aged (85 and over), Rowville: +69
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 Rowville in 2011 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, 26.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 13.1% 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 Rowville and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (24.9% compared to 22.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (10.5% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (7.3% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (10.5% compared to 12.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Rowville's population increased by 173 people (0.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.1% per year over the period.

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

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+987 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-746 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-684 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+635 people)