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Mount Waverley

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Mount Waverley provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Mount 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 Mount 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
Mount 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)1,5985.05.11,5014.95.0+97
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,5167.87.22,2637.47.2+253
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,4977.86.82,3447.77.1+153
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3,19410.012.62,8679.412.3+327
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)3,35310.513.93,33910.913.2+14
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)6,80121.220.36,58521.520.8+216
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,94812.311.73,70412.112.4+244
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,1819.99.93,50611.510.2-325
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)4,23313.210.34,07513.39.9+158
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)7472.32.34281.41.8+319

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), Mount Waverley: 5.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Mount Waverley: 7.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Mount Waverley: 7.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Mount Waverley: 10.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Mount Waverley: 10.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Mount Waverley: 21.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Mount Waverley: 12.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Mount Waverley: 9.9% Seniors (70 to 84), Mount Waverley: 13.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Mount 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), Mount Waverley: +97 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Mount Waverley: +253 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Mount Waverley: +153 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Mount Waverley: +327 Young workforce (25 to 34), Mount Waverley: +14 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Mount Waverley: +216 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Mount Waverley: +244 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Mount Waverley: -325 Seniors (70 to 84), Mount Waverley: +158 Elderly aged (85 and over), Mount Waverley: +319
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 Mount 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, 20.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.4% 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 Mount Waverley and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (13.2% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (7.8% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (10.5% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (10.0% compared to 12.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Mount Waverley's population increased by 1,456 people (4.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.93% per year over the period.

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

  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+327 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (-325 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+319 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+253 people)