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Service age groups

The City of Maroondah had a similar 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 Maroondah 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 Maroondah'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 Maroondah'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 Maroondah - 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)6,7486.56.56,3116.46.3+437
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)8,8478.58.49,0679.18.8-220
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)7,9457.77.38,1488.27.8-203
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)9,3559.010.19,1459.210.1+210
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)14,01913.515.412,93913.014.8+1,080
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)22,74221.922.022,20322.422.7+539
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)13,06112.612.112,67612.812.2+385
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)10,2739.99.08,5928.78.1+1,681
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)8,4778.27.48,2058.37.6+272
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2,3702.31.81,8891.91.6+481

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 Maroondah: 6.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Maroondah: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Maroondah: 7.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Maroondah: 9.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Maroondah: 13.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Maroondah: 21.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Maroondah: 12.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Maroondah: 9.9% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Maroondah: 8.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Maroondah: 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 Maroondah: +437 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Maroondah: -220 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Maroondah: -203 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Maroondah: +210 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Maroondah: +1,080 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Maroondah: +539 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Maroondah: +385 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Maroondah: +1,681 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Maroondah: +272 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Maroondah: +481
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 Maroondah in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar 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, 22.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.3% 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 Maroondah and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (9.9% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (13.5% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (9.0% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Maroondah's population increased by 4,662 people (4.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.92% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,681 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,080 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+539 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+481 people)

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