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Melton South had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Melton in 2011.

The Age Structure of Melton South provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Melton South'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 Melton South'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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Melton South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)6807.69.36237.28.9+57
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)7558.511.17759.011.2-20
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)6997.88.57458.69.1-46
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)90910.29.295511.19.7-46
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,21613.617.21,25714.518.3-41
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,79520.123.31,61318.722.4+182
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,29814.610.81,49917.311.7-201
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)93610.56.76077.04.9+329
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)4915.53.54655.43.2+26
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1311.50.61021.20.6+29

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Melton: 9.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Melton: 11.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Melton: 8.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Melton: 9.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Melton: 17.2% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Melton: 23.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Melton: 10.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Melton: 6.7% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Melton: 3.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Melton: 0.6% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Melton South: 7.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Melton South: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Melton South: 7.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Melton South: 10.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Melton South: 13.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Melton South: 20.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Melton South: 14.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Melton South: 10.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Melton South: 5.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Melton South: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Melton South: +57 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Melton South: -20 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Melton South: -46 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Melton South: -46 Young workforce (25 to 34), Melton South: -41 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Melton South: +182 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Melton South: -201 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Melton South: +329 Seniors (70 to 84), Melton South: +26 Elderly aged (85 and over), Melton South: +29
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Melton South in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 24.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 17.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 28.8% and 10.7% respectively for the City of Melton.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (10.5% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (14.6% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (13.6% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (20.1% compared to 23.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Melton South's population increased by 269 people (3.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.62% 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) (+329 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-201 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+182 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+57 people)