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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 2011.

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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Ascot Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,0347.76.08486.85.8+186
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)9777.27.89197.48.0+58
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)6735.06.57015.66.9-28
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,35410.09.41,32810.69.6+26
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,55218.915.02,24418.014.5+308
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,27424.322.23,11525.022.6+159
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,62312.012.21,45911.712.3+164
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)9607.19.28266.68.8+134
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)8276.19.28596.99.8-32
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2141.62.31741.41.8+40

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), 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% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Ascot Vale: 7.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Ascot Vale: 7.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Ascot Vale: 5.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Ascot Vale: 10.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Ascot Vale: 18.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Ascot Vale: 24.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Ascot Vale: 12.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Ascot Vale: 7.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Ascot Vale: 6.1% Elderly aged (85 and over), Ascot Vale: 1.6%
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), Ascot Vale: +186 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Ascot Vale: +58 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Ascot Vale: -28 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Ascot Vale: +26 Young workforce (25 to 34), Ascot Vale: +308 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Ascot Vale: +159 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Ascot Vale: +164 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Ascot Vale: +134 Seniors (70 to 84), Ascot Vale: -32 Elderly aged (85 and over), Ascot Vale: +40
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 Ascot Vale in 2011 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, 19.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 14.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 20.3% and 20.8% 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' (18.9% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (24.3% compared to 22.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (6.1% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (7.1% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Ascot Vale's population increased by 1,014 people (8.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.58% 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) (+308 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+186 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+164 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+159 people)