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Wheelers Hill

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Wheelers Hill provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Wheelers Hill'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 Wheelers Hill'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
Wheelers Hill - 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)8414.35.17564.05.1+85
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,5207.77.61,4607.67.2+60
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,4757.56.51,3857.36.8+90
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,6548.413.31,8239.512.6-169
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,8119.214.91,7809.313.9+31
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,63518.519.53,70319.420.3-68
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,61413.311.32,80514.711.7-191
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,68513.69.22,83114.89.9-146
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,74914.09.92,10211.010.3+647
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)7173.62.84512.42.3+266

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), Wheelers Hill: 4.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Wheelers Hill: 7.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Wheelers Hill: 7.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Wheelers Hill: 8.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Wheelers Hill: 9.2% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Wheelers Hill: 18.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Wheelers Hill: 13.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Wheelers Hill: 13.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Wheelers Hill: 14.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), Wheelers Hill: 3.6%
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), Wheelers Hill: +85 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Wheelers Hill: +60 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Wheelers Hill: +90 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Wheelers Hill: -169 Young workforce (25 to 34), Wheelers Hill: +31 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Wheelers Hill: -68 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Wheelers Hill: -191 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Wheelers Hill: -146 Seniors (70 to 84), Wheelers Hill: +647 Elderly aged (85 and over), Wheelers Hill: +266
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 Wheelers Hill in 2016 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 19.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 31.2% 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 Wheelers Hill and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (13.6% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (14.0% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (9.2% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (8.4% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Wheelers Hill's population increased by 605 people (3.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.63% 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) (+647 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+266 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-191 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-169 people)

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