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Melrose Park

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Melrose Park provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Melrose Park'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 Melrose Park'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
Melrose Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1637.35.31376.45.7+26
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1818.18.61436.78.1+38
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1135.17.51085.17.6+5
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1798.09.122210.49.6-43
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)33715.110.733515.710.9+2
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)45520.420.041619.520.5+39
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)26111.713.426112.213.60
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1998.911.51607.511.4+39
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2109.410.422610.69.5-16
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1285.83.41286.03.10

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 Mitcham: 5.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Mitcham: 8.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Mitcham: 7.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Mitcham: 9.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Mitcham: 10.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Mitcham: 20.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Mitcham: 13.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Mitcham: 11.5% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Mitcham: 10.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Mitcham: 3.4% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Melrose Park: 7.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Melrose Park: 8.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Melrose Park: 5.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Melrose Park: 8.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Melrose Park: 15.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Melrose Park: 20.4% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Melrose Park: 11.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Melrose Park: 8.9% Seniors (70 to 84), Melrose Park: 9.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Melrose Park: 5.8%
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), Melrose Park: +26 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Melrose Park: +38 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Melrose Park: +5 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Melrose Park: -43 Young workforce (25 to 34), Melrose Park: +2 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Melrose Park: +39 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Melrose Park: 0 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Melrose Park: +39 Seniors (70 to 84), Melrose Park: -16 Elderly aged (85 and over), Melrose Park: 0
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 Melrose Park in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 20.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.1% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.4% and 25.4% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The major differences between the age structure of Melrose Park and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (15.1% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Frail aged' (5.8% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (8.9% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (5.1% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Melrose Park's population increased by 90 people (4.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.83% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Melrose Park between 2011 and 2016.

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