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

The Age Structure of Koonung Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Koonung Ward'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 Koonung Ward'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
Koonung Ward - 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)1,8064.94.91,8115.15.1-5
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,5096.87.82,4176.88.1+93
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,3916.57.62,3056.58.2+86
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3,1548.69.33,1518.99.4+3
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)4,62212.610.44,42112.410.5+201
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)7,49020.320.97,27820.521.8+212
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4,32311.713.54,52512.713.8-202
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4,35111.812.14,63513.012.0-284
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)5,21114.211.34,33412.29.3+877
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)9652.62.36881.91.8+277

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), Koonung Ward: 4.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Koonung Ward: 6.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Koonung Ward: 6.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Koonung Ward: 8.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Koonung Ward: 12.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Koonung Ward: 20.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Koonung Ward: 11.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Koonung Ward: 11.8% Seniors (70 to 84), Koonung Ward: 14.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Koonung Ward: 2.6%
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), Koonung Ward: -5 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Koonung Ward: +93 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Koonung Ward: +86 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Koonung Ward: +3 Young workforce (25 to 34), Koonung Ward: +201 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Koonung Ward: +212 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Koonung Ward: -202 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Koonung Ward: -284 Seniors (70 to 84), Koonung Ward: +877 Elderly aged (85 and over), Koonung Ward: +277
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 Koonung Ward in 2011 compared to City of Manningham 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, 18.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 28.6% 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 Koonung Ward and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (14.2% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.6% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (11.7% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (6.5% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Koonung Ward's population increased by 1,258 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 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+877 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (-284 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+277 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+212 people)