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City of Manningham

Service age groups

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The City of Manningham had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Australia in 2016.

The Age Structure of the City of Manningham provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of the City of Manningham'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 the City of Manningham'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?'

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Manningham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Australia %Number%Australia %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5,5384.86.35,3994.96.6+139
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)9,1697.98.98,7277.88.8+442
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)8,4737.37.18,4867.67.8-13
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)10,3168.99.210,3359.39.4-19
Young workforce (25 to 34)12,88511.114.411,53110.413.8+1,354
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)22,47919.320.223,26820.921.2-789
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)15,98713.812.715,02213.512.8+965
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)13,21011.410.613,44012.19.9-230
Seniors (70 to 84)14,53112.58.612,53811.37.9+1,993
Elderly aged (85 and over)3,6683.22.12,5502.31.9+1,118
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 the City of Manningham in 2016 compared to Australia 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, 19.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 27.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.3% and 21.3% respectively for Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (12.5% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (3.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (11.1% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (4.8% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Manningham's population increased by 4,960 people (4.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.88% 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) (+1,993 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,354 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+1,118 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+965 people)

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