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Mount Waverley

Service age groups

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Mount Waverley had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Monash in 2016.

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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Mount Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,6194.85.11,5985.05.1+21
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,7908.37.62,5167.87.2+274
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,5517.66.52,4977.86.8+54
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3,40110.113.33,19410.012.6+207
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)4,03312.014.93,35310.513.9+680
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)6,80920.219.56,80121.220.3+8
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4,32912.811.33,94812.311.7+381
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,2229.69.23,1819.99.9+41
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)3,90511.69.94,23313.210.3-328
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,0303.12.87472.32.3+283

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Monash: 5.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Monash: 7.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Monash: 6.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Monash: 13.3% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Monash: 14.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Monash: 19.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Monash: 11.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Monash: 9.2% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Monash: 9.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Monash: 2.8% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Mount Waverley: 4.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Mount Waverley: 8.3% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Mount Waverley: 7.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Mount Waverley: 10.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Mount Waverley: 12.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Mount Waverley: 20.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Mount Waverley: 12.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Mount Waverley: 9.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Mount Waverley: 11.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Mount Waverley: 3.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Mount Waverley: +21 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Mount Waverley: +274 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Mount Waverley: +54 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Mount Waverley: +207 Young workforce (25 to 34), Mount Waverley: +680 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Mount Waverley: +8 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Mount Waverley: +381 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Mount Waverley: +41 Seniors (70 to 84), Mount Waverley: -328 Elderly aged (85 and over), Mount Waverley: +283
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 20.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.2% 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 Mount Waverley and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (11.6% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (12.8% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (10.1% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.0% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Mount Waverley's population increased by 1,621 people (5.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.99% 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) (+680 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+381 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (-328 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+283 people)

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