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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Service age groups

Dandenong Foothills Policy Area had a similar 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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - 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)1,7886.16.01,7126.06.1+76
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,4518.48.52,7109.59.6-259
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,2257.68.32,4628.69.4-237
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,7289.49.92,6149.19.9+114
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)3,66012.612.63,61412.612.7+47
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)6,52722.422.06,62923.223.3-103
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4,06814.014.13,94613.813.8+122
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,92610.010.02,4278.57.9+499
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,2017.66.91,9796.95.9+222
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)5621.91.74821.71.4+80

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), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 8.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 7.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 9.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 12.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 22.4% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 14.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 10.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 7.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.9%
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), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +76 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -259 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -237 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +114 Young workforce (25 to 34), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +47 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -103 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +122 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +499 Seniors (70 to 84), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +222 Elderly aged (85 and over), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +80
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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area 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, 22.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.8% and 18.6% respectively for the City of Knox.

There were no major differences between Dandenong Foothills Policy Area and City of Knox in 2011.

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area's population increased by 561 people (2.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.39% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+499 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-259 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-237 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+222 people)