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

The Age Structure of Glen Waverley provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Glen Waverley'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 Glen Waverley'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
Glen Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,5263.95.11,6574.35.0-131
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)3,0607.87.23,0718.07.2-11
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)3,4688.86.83,3758.87.1+93
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)4,28710.912.63,81610.012.3+471
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)4,06210.413.93,7559.813.2+307
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)7,98020.320.38,32021.820.8-340
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)5,03812.811.75,17213.512.4-134
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4,46611.49.94,49711.810.2-31
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)4,41111.210.33,83910.19.9+572
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)9212.32.36931.81.8+228

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), 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% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Glen Waverley: 3.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Glen Waverley: 7.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Glen Waverley: 8.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Glen Waverley: 10.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Glen Waverley: 10.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Glen Waverley: 20.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Glen Waverley: 12.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Glen Waverley: 11.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Glen Waverley: 11.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Glen Waverley: 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), Glen Waverley: -131 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Glen Waverley: -11 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Glen Waverley: +93 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Glen Waverley: +471 Young workforce (25 to 34), Glen Waverley: +307 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Glen Waverley: -340 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Glen Waverley: -134 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Glen Waverley: -31 Seniors (70 to 84), Glen Waverley: +572 Elderly aged (85 and over), Glen Waverley: +228
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 Glen Waverley in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 20.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 19.1% and 22.5% respectively for City of Monash.

The major differences between the age structure of Glen Waverley and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (8.8% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (11.4% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (10.4% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (10.9% compared to 12.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Glen Waverley's population increased by 1,024 people (2.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.53% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+572 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+471 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-340 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+307 people)