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Service age groups

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The City of Manningham had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Melbourne in 2016.

The Age Structure of the City of Manningham provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of the City of Manningham'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 the City of Manningham'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
City of Manningham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5,5384.86.45,3994.96.5+139
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)9,1697.98.58,7277.88.4+442
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)8,4737.36.78,4867.67.3-13
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)10,3168.910.010,3359.310.1-19
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)12,88511.116.311,53110.415.4+1,354
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)22,47919.321.123,26820.922.0-789
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)15,98713.811.915,02213.512.1+965
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)13,21011.49.313,44012.19.0-230
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)14,53112.57.712,53811.37.4+1,993
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3,6683.22.02,5502.31.8+1,118

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), Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 16.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 2.0% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Manningham: 4.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Manningham: 7.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Manningham: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Manningham: 8.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Manningham: 11.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Manningham: 19.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Manningham: 13.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Manningham: 11.4% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Manningham: 12.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Manningham: 3.2%
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), City of Manningham: +139 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Manningham: +442 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Manningham: -13 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Manningham: -19 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Manningham: +1,354 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Manningham: -789 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Manningham: +965 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Manningham: -230 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Manningham: +1,993 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Manningham: +1,118
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 the City of Manningham in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 19.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 27.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.7% and 19.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Manningham and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (12.5% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (11.4% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (13.8% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (11.1% compared to 16.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Manningham's population increased by 4,960 people (4.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.88% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+1,993 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,354 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+1,118 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+965 people)

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