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Ashwood - Burwood

Service age groups

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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.

To get a more complete picture Ashwood - Burwood's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Ashwood - Burwood - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 615 6.4 5.1 616 7.3 5.1 -1
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 858 8.9 7.6 700 8.3 7.2 +158
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 594 6.2 6.5 517 6.1 6.8 +77
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 894 9.3 13.3 805 9.6 12.6 +89
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,498 15.5 14.9 1,203 14.3 13.9 +295
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 2,087 21.7 19.5 1,899 22.5 20.3 +188
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,114 11.6 11.3 997 11.8 11.7 +117
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 910 9.4 9.2 672 8.0 9.9 +238
Seniors (70 to 84) 758 7.9 9.9 733 8.7 10.3 +25
Elderly aged (85 and over) 309 3.2 2.8 283 3.4 2.3 +26
Total9,637100.0100.08,425100.0100.0+1,212
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

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%)

Emerging groups

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)