Service age groups
Essendon West had a lower 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 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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
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Analysis of the service age groups of Essendon West in 2016 compared to 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, 23.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.1% 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 Essendon West and City of Moonee Valley were:
- A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (9.7% compared to 6.4%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (13.0% compared to 16.0%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (11.0% compared to 12.2%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (4.7% compared to 5.7%)
From 2011 to 2016, Essendon West's population increased by 25 people (1.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.37% per year over the period.
The largest change in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 was in the age group:
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+62 people)