Service age groups
Ringwood North had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Maroondah in 2016.
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?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the service age groups of Ringwood North in 2016 compared to City of Maroondah shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 23.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 23.3% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 21.5% respectively for City of Maroondah.
The major differences between the age structure of Ringwood North and City of Maroondah were:
- A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (14.4% compared to 12.8%)
- A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (11.7% compared to 10.3%)
- A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (8.1% compared to 7.0%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (9.7% compared to 13.8%)
From 2011 to 2016, Ringwood North's population increased by 180 people (1.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.38% 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) (+227 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-130 people)