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Koonung Ward

Service age groups

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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 2016.

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.

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Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Koonung Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 2,127 5.3 4.8 1,806 4.9 4.9 +321
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 2,911 7.2 7.9 2,509 6.8 7.8 +402
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 2,501 6.2 7.3 2,391 6.5 7.6 +110
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 3,536 8.7 8.9 3,154 8.6 9.3 +382
Young workforce (25 to 34) 5,624 13.9 11.1 4,622 12.6 10.4 +1,002
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 7,782 19.2 19.3 7,490 20.3 20.9 +292
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 4,841 12.0 13.8 4,323 11.7 13.5 +518
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 4,180 10.3 11.4 4,351 11.8 12.1 -171
Seniors (70 to 84) 5,640 13.9 12.5 5,211 14.2 11.3 +429
Elderly aged (85 and over) 1,338 3.3 3.2 965 2.6 2.3 +373
Total40,480100.0100.036,822100.0100.0+3,658
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Koonung Ward in 2016 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, 18.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 27.6% 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 Koonung Ward and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (13.9% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (13.9% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (12.0% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (6.2% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Koonung Ward's population increased by 3,658 people (9.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.91% per year over the period.

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

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,002 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+518 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+429 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+402 people)