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Essendon West had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Moonee Valley in 2011.

The Age Structure of Essendon West provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Essendon West'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 Essendon West'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
Essendon West - 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)604.46.0685.25.8-9
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1269.37.81037.98.0+22
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1239.26.51199.06.9+5
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)13510.09.41148.79.6+21
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1178.715.01309.914.5-13
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)31023.022.230523.222.6+4
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)16312.112.215411.712.3+9
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1037.69.21219.28.8-18
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)16712.49.218414.09.8-17
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)443.32.3161.21.8+27

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), Essendon West: 4.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Essendon West: 9.3% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Essendon West: 9.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Essendon West: 10.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Essendon West: 8.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Essendon West: 23.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Essendon West: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Essendon West: 7.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Essendon West: 12.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Essendon West: 3.3%
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), Essendon West: -9 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Essendon West: +22 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Essendon West: +5 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Essendon West: +21 Young workforce (25 to 34), Essendon West: -13 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Essendon West: +4 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Essendon West: +9 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Essendon West: -18 Seniors (70 to 84), Essendon West: -17 Elderly aged (85 and over), Essendon West: +27
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 Essendon West in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 22.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 23.3% 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 Essendon West and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (12.4% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (9.2% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (8.7% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (7.6% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Essendon West's population increased by 32 people (2.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.48% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Essendon West between 2006 and 2011.