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Fraser Rise

Service age groups

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Fraser Rise had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Melton in 2016.

The Age Structure of Fraser Rise provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Fraser Rise'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 Fraser Rise'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
Fraser Rise - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)42310.78.500.09.3+422
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)42410.811.8812.611.1+415
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2536.48.335.68.5+249
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2917.48.9710.29.2+285
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,19930.415.568.817.2+1,193
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)88522.523.71116.723.3+873
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2185.610.41521.910.8+203
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1774.57.91116.76.7+166
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)601.54.346.03.5+56
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)50.10.700.00.6+6

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), 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% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Fraser Rise: 10.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Fraser Rise: 10.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Fraser Rise: 6.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Fraser Rise: 7.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Fraser Rise: 30.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Fraser Rise: 22.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Fraser Rise: 5.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Fraser Rise: 4.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Fraser Rise: 1.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Fraser Rise: 0.1%
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), Fraser Rise: +422 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Fraser Rise: +415 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Fraser Rise: +249 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Fraser Rise: +285 Young workforce (25 to 34), Fraser Rise: +1,193 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Fraser Rise: +873 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Fraser Rise: +203 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Fraser Rise: +166 Seniors (70 to 84), Fraser Rise: +56 Elderly aged (85 and over), Fraser Rise: +6
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 Fraser Rise in 2016 compared to City of Melton shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 27.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 6.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 28.6% and 12.8% respectively for City of Melton.

The major differences between the age structure of Fraser Rise and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (30.4% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (5.6% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (4.5% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (1.5% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Fraser Rise's population increased by 3,869 people (5527.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 123.9% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,193 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+873 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+422 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+415 people)

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