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Melton Township

Service age groups

Melton Township 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 Township provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Melton Township'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 Township'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 Township - 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)3,8498.39.32,5617.18.9+1,288
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)4,4889.711.13,75710.411.2+731
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)3,9588.68.53,5969.99.1+362
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)4,79710.49.23,99411.09.7+803
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)7,27415.717.25,27114.518.3+2,003
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)9,37020.323.37,50420.722.4+1,866
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)5,81912.610.85,35914.811.7+460
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4,0348.76.72,2906.34.9+1,744
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,1944.73.51,6384.53.2+556
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)4380.90.62880.80.6+149

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 Township: 8.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Melton Township: 9.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Melton Township: 8.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Melton Township: 10.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Melton Township: 15.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Melton Township: 20.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Melton Township: 12.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Melton Township: 8.7% Seniors (70 to 84), Melton Township: 4.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Melton Township: 0.9%
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 Township: +1,288 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Melton Township: +731 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Melton Township: +362 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Melton Township: +803 Young workforce (25 to 34), Melton Township: +2,003 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Melton Township: +1,866 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Melton Township: +460 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Melton Township: +1,744 Seniors (70 to 84), Melton Township: +556 Elderly aged (85 and over), Melton Township: +149
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 Township 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, 26.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 14.4% 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 Township and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (8.7% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (12.6% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (20.3% compared to 23.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (15.7% compared to 17.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Melton Township's population increased by 9,961 people (27.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.97% 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) (+2,003 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+1,866 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,744 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+1,288 people)