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Service age groups

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Ascot Vale had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Moonee Valley in 2016.

The Age Structure of Ascot Vale provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Ascot Vale'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 Ascot Vale'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
Ascot Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,0607.25.71,0347.76.0+26
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,1908.17.99777.27.8+213
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)7565.16.46735.06.5+83
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,3058.99.11,35410.09.4-49
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,91919.916.02,55218.915.0+367
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,49123.721.63,27424.322.2+217
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,79612.212.21,62312.012.2+173
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,1778.09.69607.19.2+217
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)8135.59.08276.19.2-14
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1971.32.52141.62.3-17

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 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% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Ascot Vale: 7.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Ascot Vale: 8.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Ascot Vale: 5.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Ascot Vale: 8.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Ascot Vale: 19.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Ascot Vale: 23.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Ascot Vale: 12.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Ascot Vale: 8.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Ascot Vale: 5.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Ascot Vale: 1.3%
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), Ascot Vale: +26 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Ascot Vale: +213 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Ascot Vale: +83 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Ascot Vale: -49 Young workforce (25 to 34), Ascot Vale: +367 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Ascot Vale: +217 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Ascot Vale: +173 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Ascot Vale: +217 Seniors (70 to 84), Ascot Vale: -14 Elderly aged (85 and over), Ascot Vale: -17
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 Ascot Vale in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 20.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 14.9% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 20.0% and 21.1% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The major differences between the age structure of Ascot Vale and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (19.9% compared to 16.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (23.7% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (5.5% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (8.0% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Ascot Vale's population increased by 1,216 people (9.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.74% 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) (+367 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+217 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+217 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+213 people)

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