Service age groups
Ringwood North has a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Maroondah.
The Age Structure of Ringwood North provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Ringwood North'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'
|Age structure - service age groups|
|Ringwood North - Total persons (Enumerated)||2011||2006||Change|
|Service age group (years)||Number||%||City of Maroondah %||Number||%||City of Maroondah %||2006 to 2011|
|Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)||541||6.0||6.6||569||6.2||6.4||-28||1000||1000|
|Primary schoolers (5 to 11)||868||9.6||8.6||858||9.4||9.2||+10||1001||1000|
|Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)||792||8.8||7.7||808||8.9||8.4||-16||1002||1000|
|Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)||824||9.1||9.1||920||10.1||9.3||-96||1003||1000|
|Young workforce (25 to 34)||867||9.6||13.6||1,005||11.0||13.1||-138||1004||1000|
|Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)||2,069||22.9||22.0||2,078||22.8||22.5||-9||1005||1000|
|Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)||1,284||14.2||12.5||1,294||14.2||12.7||-10||1006||1000|
|Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)||990||11.0||9.6||849||9.3||8.3||+141||1007||1000|
|Seniors (70 to 84)||655||7.2||8.0||561||6.2||8.0||+94||1008||1000|
|Elderly aged (85 and over)||148||1.6||2.3||171||1.9||1.9||-23||1009||1000|
Analysis of the service age groups of Ringwood North in 2011 compared to the City of Maroondah shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 24.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.9% and 19.9% respectively for the City of Maroondah.
The major differences between the age structure of Ringwood North and the City of Maroondah were:
- A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (14.2% compared to 12.5%)
- A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (11.0% compared to 9.6%)
- A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (8.8% compared to 7.7%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (9.6% compared to 13.6%)
From 2006 to 2011, Ringwood North's population decreased by 75 people (0.8%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.17% 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) (+141 people)
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (-138 people)
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-96 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (+94 people)