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Service age groups

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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.

To get a more complete picture the City of Melton'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Melton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)11,4738.56.410,1239.36.5+1,350
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)16,03611.88.512,15511.18.4+3,881
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)11,2478.36.79,2408.57.3+2,007
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)12,0858.910.010,0489.210.1+2,037
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)20,95515.516.318,76517.215.4+2,190
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)32,14923.721.125,46423.322.0+6,685
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)14,11910.411.911,76510.812.1+2,354
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)10,7287.99.37,2766.79.0+3,452
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)5,7624.37.73,7713.57.4+1,991
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)8870.72.06510.61.8+236

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 16.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 2.0% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Melton: 8.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Melton: 11.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Melton: 8.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Melton: 8.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Melton: 15.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Melton: 23.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Melton: 10.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Melton: 7.9% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Melton: 4.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Melton: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Melton: +2,529 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Melton: +3,035 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Melton: +2,308 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Melton: +2,509 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Melton: +4,686 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Melton: +6,360 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Melton: +2,938 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Melton: +1,813 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Melton: +941 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Melton: +162
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 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' (11.8% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (23.7% compared to 21.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (8.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (4.3% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

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)

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