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Service age groups

The City of Monash had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Melbourne in 2011.

The Age Structure of the City of Monash provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of the City of Monash'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 the City of Monash'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
City of Monash - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)8,6705.16.58,0565.06.3+614
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)12,1647.28.411,6747.28.8+490
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)11,4696.87.311,4577.17.8+12
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)21,27012.610.119,78012.310.1+1,490
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)23,52413.915.421,33313.214.8+2,191
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)34,28720.322.033,55720.822.7+730
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)19,79511.712.119,98512.412.2-190
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)16,7839.99.016,43710.28.1+346
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)17,40010.37.415,9879.97.6+1,413
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3,9132.31.82,9381.81.6+975

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), Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 15.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 22.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Monash: 5.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Monash: 7.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Monash: 6.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Monash: 12.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Monash: 13.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Monash: 20.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Monash: 11.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Monash: 9.9% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Monash: 10.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Monash: 2.3%
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), City of Monash: +614 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Monash: +490 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Monash: +12 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Monash: +1,490 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Monash: +2,191 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Monash: +730 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Monash: -190 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Monash: +346 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Monash: +1,413 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Monash: +975
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 the City of Monash in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 19.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 18.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Monash and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (10.3% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (12.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (20.3% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (13.9% compared to 15.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Monash's population increased by 8,071 people (5.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.98% 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) (+2,191 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+1,490 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+1,413 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+975 people)