Service age groups
Clayton had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Monash in 2016.
The Age Structure of Clayton provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Clayton'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?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the service age groups of Clayton in 2016 compared to City of Monash 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, 10.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 11.6% 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 Clayton and City of Monash were:
- A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (37.2% compared to 13.3%)
- A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (23.4% compared to 14.9%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (12.2% compared to 19.5%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (5.1% compared to 11.3%)
From 2011 to 2016, Clayton's population increased by 3,813 people (24.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.49% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+2,442 people)
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+825 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+326 people)
- Seniors (70 to 84) (-177 people)