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Service age groups

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Melton South 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 South provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Melton South'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 South'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Melton South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)7327.68.56457.69.3+87
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)9329.611.87108.311.1+223
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)6136.38.36707.98.5-56
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)8719.08.987010.29.2+1
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,45815.015.51,19014.017.2+268
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,84919.123.71,65519.423.3+195
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,10111.410.41,24114.610.8-140
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,31413.67.991310.76.7+402
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)6376.64.34915.83.5+147
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1821.90.71311.50.6+51

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Melton: 8.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Melton: 11.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Melton: 8.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Melton: 8.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Melton: 15.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Melton: 23.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Melton: 10.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Melton: 7.9% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Melton: 4.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Melton: 0.7% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Melton South: 7.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Melton South: 9.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Melton South: 6.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Melton South: 9.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Melton South: 15.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Melton South: 19.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Melton South: 11.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Melton South: 13.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Melton South: 6.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Melton South: 1.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Melton South: +87 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Melton South: +223 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Melton South: -56 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Melton South: +1 Young workforce (25 to 34), Melton South: +268 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Melton South: +195 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Melton South: -140 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Melton South: +402 Seniors (70 to 84), Melton South: +147 Elderly aged (85 and over), Melton South: +51
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Melton South 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, 23.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.0% 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 South and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (13.6% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (6.6% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (19.1% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (9.6% compared to 11.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Melton South's population increased by 1,177 people (13.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.62% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+402 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+268 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+223 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+195 people)

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