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Airport West - Essendon Fields

Service age groups

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Airport West - Essendon Fields had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Moonee Valley in 2016.

The Age Structure of Airport West - Essendon Fields provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Airport West - Essendon Fields'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 Airport West - Essendon Fields's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Airport West - Essendon Fields - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 473 6.3 5.7 397 5.7 6.0 +76
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 500 6.6 7.9 428 6.2 7.8 +72
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 392 5.2 6.4 371 5.3 6.5 +21
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 513 6.8 9.1 547 7.9 9.4 -34
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,238 16.4 16.0 1,023 14.7 15.0 +215
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 1,638 21.7 21.6 1,526 21.9 22.2 +112
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 876 11.6 12.2 829 11.9 12.2 +47
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 764 10.1 9.6 747 10.7 9.2 +17
Seniors (70 to 84) 921 12.2 9.0 934 13.4 9.2 -13
Elderly aged (85 and over) 243 3.2 2.5 156 2.2 2.3 +87
Total7,558100.0100.06,958100.0100.0+600
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2016 compared to City of Moonee Valley 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, 18.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 20.0% and 21.1% respectively for City of Moonee Valley.

The major differences between the age structure of Airport West - Essendon Fields and City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (12.2% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (6.8% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (6.6% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (5.2% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Airport West - Essendon Fields's population increased by 600 people (8.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.67% 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) (+215 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+112 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+87 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+76 people)