The City of Melton had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Melbourne in 2016.
The Age Structure of the City of Melton 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 Melton'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?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of the City of Melton in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 28.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 12.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.7% and 19.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.
The major differences between the age structure of the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:
- A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (11.8% compared to 8.5%)
- A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (23.7% compared to 21.1%)
- A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (8.5% compared to 6.4%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (4.3% compared to 7.7%)
From 2011 to 2016, City of Melton's population increased by 26,183 people (24.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.39% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+6,685 people)
- Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+3,881 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+3,452 people)
- Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+2,354 people)