Ashwood - Burwood had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Monash in 2016.
The Age Structure of Ashwood - Burwood provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Ashwood - Burwood'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of Ashwood - Burwood in 2016 compared to City of Monash 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, 21.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 19.1% and 21.9% respectively for City of Monash.
The major differences between the age structure of Ashwood - Burwood and City of Monash were:
- A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (21.7% compared to 19.5%)
- A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (8.9% compared to 7.6%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (9.3% compared to 13.3%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (7.9% compared to 9.9%)
From 2011 to 2016, Ashwood - Burwood's population increased by 1,212 people (14.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.72% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+295 people)
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+238 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+188 people)
- Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+158 people)