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Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of the City of Monash provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of the City of Monash'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 the City of Monash'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
City of Monash - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)9,2835.16.48,6705.16.5+613
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)13,8047.68.512,1647.28.4+1,640
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)11,8366.56.711,4696.87.3+367
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)24,22713.310.021,27012.610.1+2,957
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)27,13614.916.323,52413.915.4+3,612
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)35,68919.521.134,28720.322.0+1,402
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)20,56511.311.919,79511.712.1+770
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)16,8309.29.316,7839.99.0+47
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)18,1599.97.717,40010.37.4+759
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)5,0882.82.03,9132.31.8+1,175

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), Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 16.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 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%
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), City of Monash: +613 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Monash: +1,640 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Monash: +367 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Monash: +2,957 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Monash: +3,612 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Monash: +1,402 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Monash: +770 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Monash: +47 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Monash: +759 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Monash: +1,175
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 the City of Monash in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower 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, 19.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.9% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.7% and 19.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Monash and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (13.3% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (9.9% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (19.5% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (14.9% compared to 16.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Monash's population increased by 13,342 people (7.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.53% 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) (+3,612 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+2,957 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+1,640 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+1,402 people)

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