Service age groups
Donvale had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Manningham in 2016.
The Age Structure of Donvale provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Donvale'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the service age groups of Donvale in 2016 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 21.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 27.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 19.9% and 27.0% respectively for City of Manningham.
The major differences between the age structure of Donvale and City of Manningham were:
- A larger percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (4.4% compared to 3.2%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (9.7% compared to 11.1%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (11.7% compared to 12.5%)
From 2011 to 2016, Donvale's population increased by 437 people (3.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.7% 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) (+310 people)
- Elderly aged (85 and over) (+212 people)
- Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+68 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-59 people)