Service age groups
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.
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 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 (25 to 34)' (30.4% compared to 15.5%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (5.6% compared to 10.4%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (4.5% compared to 7.9%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (1.5% compared to 4.3%)
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)