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Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Mulgrave provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Mulgrave'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 Mulgrave'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
Mulgrave - 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)1,2156.35.11,1746.75.1+41
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,5818.27.61,2216.97.2+360
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,1716.06.51,1226.46.8+49
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,6718.613.31,6359.312.6+36
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,86514.814.92,60314.713.9+262
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,02120.819.53,66720.820.3+354
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,16311.211.32,15412.211.7+9
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,09710.89.22,09611.99.9+1
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,08410.89.91,6369.310.3+448
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)4932.52.83411.92.3+152

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), Mulgrave: 6.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Mulgrave: 8.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Mulgrave: 6.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Mulgrave: 8.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Mulgrave: 14.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Mulgrave: 20.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Mulgrave: 11.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Mulgrave: 10.8% Seniors (70 to 84), Mulgrave: 10.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Mulgrave: 2.5%
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), Mulgrave: +41 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Mulgrave: +360 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Mulgrave: +49 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Mulgrave: +36 Young workforce (25 to 34), Mulgrave: +262 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Mulgrave: +354 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Mulgrave: +9 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Mulgrave: +1 Seniors (70 to 84), Mulgrave: +448 Elderly aged (85 and over), Mulgrave: +152
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 Mulgrave 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, 20.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.1% 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 Mulgrave and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (10.8% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (20.8% compared to 19.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (6.3% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (8.6% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Mulgrave's population increased by 1,712 people (9.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.87% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+448 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+360 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+354 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+262 people)

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