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Service age groups

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 2011.

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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Manningham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5,3994.96.55,5815.16.3-182
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)8,7277.88.48,9538.18.8-226
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)8,4867.67.39,0078.27.8-521
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)10,3359.310.110,2909.410.1+45
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)11,53110.415.411,59310.514.8-62
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)23,26820.922.023,98021.822.7-712
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)15,02213.512.115,19213.812.2-170
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)13,44012.19.013,19112.08.1+249
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)12,53811.37.410,1699.37.6+2,369
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2,5502.31.81,9471.81.6+603

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), Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 15.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 22.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 1.8% 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%
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), City of Manningham: -182 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Manningham: -226 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Manningham: -521 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Manningham: +45 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Manningham: -62 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Manningham: -712 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Manningham: -170 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Manningham: +249 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Manningham: +2,369 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Manningham: +603
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 the City of Manningham in 2011 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, 20.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.6% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 18.2% 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' (11.3% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (12.1% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (10.4% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (4.9% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Manningham's population increased by 1,393 people (1.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.25% 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) (+2,369 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-712 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+603 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-521 people)