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Melton

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure 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 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 Melton's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Melton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 569 7.0 8.5 527 6.8 9.3 +42
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 699 8.5 11.8 617 8.0 11.1 +81
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 502 6.1 8.3 567 7.3 8.5 -65
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 757 9.3 8.9 776 10.0 9.2 -19
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,134 13.9 15.5 1,045 13.5 17.2 +89
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 1,502 18.4 23.7 1,423 18.4 23.3 +79
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 943 11.5 10.4 1,046 13.5 10.8 -103
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,207 14.8 7.9 1,051 13.6 6.7 +156
Seniors (70 to 84) 760 9.3 4.3 579 7.5 3.5 +180
Elderly aged (85 and over) 102 1.3 0.7 115 1.5 0.6 -13
Total8,178100.0100.07,751100.0100.0+428
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Melton 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) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 21.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.3% 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 Melton and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (14.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (9.3% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (18.4% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (8.5% compared to 11.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Melton's population increased by 427 people (5.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.08% per year over the period.

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

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+180 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+156 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-103 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+89 people)