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Service age groups

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The City of Moonee Valley 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 Moonee Valley 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 Moonee Valley'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 Moonee Valley'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 Moonee Valley - 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)6,6175.76.46,4106.06.5+207
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)9,2267.98.58,4287.88.4+798
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)7,4636.46.77,0186.57.3+445
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)10,5859.110.010,1509.410.1+435
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)18,68516.016.316,16915.015.4+2,516
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)25,17621.621.123,80022.222.0+1,376
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)14,26912.211.913,15012.212.1+1,119
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)11,2059.69.39,8999.29.0+1,306
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)10,4889.07.79,9239.27.4+565
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2,9672.52.02,4982.31.8+469

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 Moonee Valley: 5.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Moonee Valley: 7.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Moonee Valley: 6.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Moonee Valley: 9.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Moonee Valley: 16.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Moonee Valley: 21.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Moonee Valley: 12.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Moonee Valley: 9.6% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Moonee Valley: 9.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Moonee Valley: 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), City of Moonee Valley: +207 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Moonee Valley: +798 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Moonee Valley: +445 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Moonee Valley: +435 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Moonee Valley: +2,516 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Moonee Valley: +1,376 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Moonee Valley: +1,119 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Moonee Valley: +1,306 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Moonee Valley: +565 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Moonee Valley: +469
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 Moonee Valley 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, 20.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.1% 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 Moonee Valley and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (9.0% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (9.1% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Moonee Valley's population increased by 9,236 people (8.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.66% 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) (+2,516 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+1,376 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,306 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,119 people)

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