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Oakleigh South

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Oakleigh South provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Oakleigh South'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 South'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
Oakleigh South - 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)3256.65.12535.35.0+72
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)3567.27.23487.37.2+8
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)3016.16.82695.77.1+32
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)4418.912.647910.112.3-38
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)78515.913.968814.513.2+97
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,06021.520.31,03621.820.8+24
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)60012.111.752311.012.4+77
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4178.49.94148.710.2+3
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)52710.710.362613.29.9-99
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1292.62.31072.31.8+22

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), Oakleigh South: 6.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Oakleigh South: 7.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Oakleigh South: 6.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Oakleigh South: 8.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Oakleigh South: 15.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Oakleigh South: 21.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Oakleigh South: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Oakleigh South: 8.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Oakleigh South: 10.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Oakleigh South: 2.6%
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), Oakleigh South: +72 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Oakleigh South: +8 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Oakleigh South: +32 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Oakleigh South: -38 Young workforce (25 to 34), Oakleigh South: +97 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Oakleigh South: +24 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Oakleigh South: +77 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Oakleigh South: +3 Seniors (70 to 84), Oakleigh South: -99 Elderly aged (85 and over), Oakleigh South: +22
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 Oakleigh South 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) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 19.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.7% 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 Oakleigh South and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (15.9% compared to 13.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (6.6% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (8.9% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (8.4% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Oakleigh South's population increased by 199 people (4.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.83% 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) (-99 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+97 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+77 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+72 people)