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

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.

To get a more complete picture Donvale'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
Donvale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5984.94.96485.35.1-50
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,0898.87.81,0518.78.1+38
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)9677.97.61,0818.98.2-114
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,1229.19.31,1679.69.4-45
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,2129.810.41,24710.310.5-34
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,55420.720.92,74622.621.8-192
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,74514.213.51,65713.713.8+88
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,49812.212.11,33211.012.0+166
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,1839.611.39708.09.3+213
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3492.82.32432.01.8+107

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 Manningham: 4.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Manningham: 7.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Manningham: 7.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Manningham: 9.3% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Manningham: 10.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Manningham: 20.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Manningham: 13.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Manningham: 12.1% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Manningham: 11.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Manningham: 2.3% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Donvale: 4.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Donvale: 8.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Donvale: 7.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Donvale: 9.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Donvale: 9.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Donvale: 20.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Donvale: 14.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Donvale: 12.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Donvale: 9.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Donvale: 2.8%
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), Donvale: -50 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Donvale: +38 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Donvale: -114 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Donvale: -45 Young workforce (25 to 34), Donvale: -34 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Donvale: -192 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Donvale: +88 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Donvale: +166 Seniors (70 to 84), Donvale: +213 Elderly aged (85 and over), Donvale: +107
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 Donvale in 2011 compared to City of Manningham 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, 21.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.6% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 20.3% and 25.6% respectively for City of Manningham.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (8.8% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (9.6% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Donvale's population increased by 176 people (1.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.29% per year over the period.

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

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+213 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-192 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+166 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-114 people)