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Ascot Vale

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 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?'

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
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,0607.25.71,0347.76.0+26
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1,1908.17.99777.27.8+213
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)7565.16.46735.06.5+83
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,3058.99.11,35410.09.4-49
Young workforce (25 to 34)2,91919.916.02,55218.915.0+367
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,49123.721.63,27424.322.2+217
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,79612.212.21,62312.012.2+173
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,1778.09.69607.19.2+217
Seniors (70 to 84)8135.59.08276.19.2-14
Elderly 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.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Ascot Vale in 2016 compared to 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 City of Moonee Valley.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (19.9% compared to 16.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (23.7% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (5.5% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (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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