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

The Age Structure of Melton West provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Melton West'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 West'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 West - 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)1,2739.09.37927.78.9+482
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,53410.811.11,19011.511.2+344
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,3319.48.51,09910.69.1+231
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,45610.29.21,19611.69.7+260
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,43917.217.21,59215.418.3+847
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,94020.723.32,25721.922.4+683
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,69811.910.81,36613.211.7+333
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,0407.36.75054.94.9+535
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)4473.13.52912.83.2+156
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)540.40.6380.40.6+17

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 West: 9.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Melton West: 10.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Melton West: 9.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Melton West: 10.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Melton West: 17.2% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Melton West: 20.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Melton West: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Melton West: 7.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Melton West: 3.1% Elderly aged (85 and over), Melton West: 0.4%
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 West: +482 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Melton West: +344 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Melton West: +231 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Melton West: +260 Young workforce (25 to 34), Melton West: +847 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Melton West: +683 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Melton West: +333 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Melton West: +535 Seniors (70 to 84), Melton West: +156 Elderly aged (85 and over), Melton West: +17
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 West in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 29.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 10.8% 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 West and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (11.9% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (10.2% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (9.4% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (20.7% compared to 23.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Melton West's population increased by 3,887 people (37.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 6.6% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+847 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+683 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+535 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+482 people)