Park Orchards - Ringwood North had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Warrandyte - Warrandyte South in 2016.
The Age Structure of Park Orchards - Ringwood North provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Park Orchards - Ringwood North'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?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of Park Orchards - Ringwood North in 2016 compared to Warrandyte - Warrandyte South 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, 25.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.7% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 24.6% and 21.2% respectively for Warrandyte - Warrandyte South.
The major differences between the age structure of Park Orchards - Ringwood North and Warrandyte - Warrandyte South were:
- A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (11.1% compared to 9.6%)
- A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (17.5% compared to 16.2%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (10.3% compared to 12.9%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (5.1% compared to 7.3%)
From 2011 to 2016, Park Orchards - Ringwood North's population increased by 118 people (2.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.53% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+105 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-85 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+82 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+73 people)