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Service age groups

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 2011.

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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Moonee Valley - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)6,4106.06.55,9145.86.3+496
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)8,4287.88.48,1338.08.8+295
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)7,0186.57.37,0576.97.8-39
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)10,1509.410.19,7989.610.1+352
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)16,16915.015.414,85714.514.8+1,312
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)23,80022.222.023,10022.622.7+700
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)13,15012.212.112,56712.312.2+583
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)9,8999.29.08,9708.88.1+929
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)9,9239.27.49,9989.87.6-75
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2,4982.31.81,8711.81.6+627

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), Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 15.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 22.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Moonee Valley: 6.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Moonee Valley: 7.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Moonee Valley: 6.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Moonee Valley: 9.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Moonee Valley: 15.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Moonee Valley: 22.2% 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: 9.2% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Moonee Valley: 9.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Moonee Valley: 2.3%
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), City of Moonee Valley: +496 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Moonee Valley: +295 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Moonee Valley: -39 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Moonee Valley: +352 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Moonee Valley: +1,312 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Moonee Valley: +700 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Moonee Valley: +583 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Moonee Valley: +929 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Moonee Valley: -75 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Moonee Valley: +627
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 the City of Moonee Valley in 2011 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, 20.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 18.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major difference between the age structure of the City of Moonee Valley and Greater Melbourne is:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (9.2% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Moonee Valley's population increased by 5,180 people (5.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.99% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,312 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+929 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+700 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+627 people)