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

The Age Structure of Melton East provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Melton East'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 East'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 East - 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)5,93810.59.34,11411.18.9+1,824
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)7,11312.611.14,58312.411.2+2,530
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)4,9698.88.53,0108.19.1+1,959
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)4,5158.09.23,0668.39.7+1,449
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)10,34318.317.28,34822.618.3+1,995
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)14,61925.823.38,82823.922.4+5,791
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)5,0068.810.82,9738.011.7+2,033
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,5644.56.71,1633.14.9+1,401
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,3922.53.57272.03.2+665
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1850.30.61340.40.6+51

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 East: 10.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Melton East: 12.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Melton East: 8.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Melton East: 8.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Melton East: 18.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Melton East: 25.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Melton East: 8.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Melton East: 4.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Melton East: 2.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Melton East: 0.3%
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 East: +1,824 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Melton East: +2,530 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Melton East: +1,959 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Melton East: +1,449 Young workforce (25 to 34), Melton East: +1,995 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Melton East: +5,791 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Melton East: +2,033 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Melton East: +1,401 Seniors (70 to 84), Melton East: +665 Elderly aged (85 and over), Melton East: +51
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 East in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 31.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 7.3% 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 East and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (25.8% compared to 23.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (12.6% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (4.5% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (8.8% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Melton East's population increased by 19,698 people (53.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 8.92% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+5,791 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+2,530 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+2,033 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,995 people)