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Oakleigh East - Huntingdale

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Oakleigh East - Huntingdale provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Oakleigh East - Huntingdale'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 Oakleigh East - Huntingdale'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?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Oakleigh East - Huntingdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)5126.25.14986.45.1+14
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)5997.27.65657.37.2+34
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)3954.86.53895.06.8+6
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,13713.713.31,01913.112.6+118
Young workforce (25 to 34)1,60019.314.91,50019.313.9+100
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,78421.519.51,70221.920.3+82
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)7829.411.36928.911.7+90
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)6067.39.25417.09.9+65
Seniors (70 to 84)6597.99.96488.310.3+11
Elderly aged (85 and over)2312.82.82132.72.3+18
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Oakleigh East - Huntingdale 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, 18.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.0% 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 Oakleigh East - Huntingdale and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (19.3% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (21.5% compared to 19.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (7.9% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (7.3% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale's population increased by 538 people (6.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.35% 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) (+118 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+100 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+90 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+82 people)

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