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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 Greater Melbourne 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 (Enumerated)20162001Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2001 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5,5374.86.45,6735.36.4-136
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)9,1288.08.69,2598.69.5-131
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)8,4477.46.89,2058.68.0-758
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)10,2519.010.110,4449.810.1-193
Young workforce (25 to 34)12,81811.216.313,75412.815.9-936
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)22,21819.421.223,10121.622.6-883
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)15,69913.712.015,65714.611.5+42
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)12,81211.29.210,93510.27.3+1,877
Seniors (70 to 84)13,87912.17.57,6327.17.3+6,247
Elderly aged (85 and over)3,6113.22.01,4091.31.4+2,202
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 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 Greater Melbourne 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, 20.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 26.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.8% and 18.7% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (12.1% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (11.2% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (11.2% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (19.4% compared to 21.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2001 to 2016, City of Manningham's population increased by 7,331 people (6.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.44% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2001 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+6,247 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+2,202 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,877 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-936 people)

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