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Service age groups

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Moonee Ponds had a similar 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 Moonee Ponds provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Moonee Ponds'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 Moonee Ponds'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
Moonee Ponds - 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)7705.45.78526.36.0-82
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,0707.57.99517.07.8+119
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)8005.66.47795.86.5+21
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,3559.59.11,2479.29.4+108
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,46917.416.02,27716.815.0+192
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,16422.221.63,28424.322.2-120
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,77712.512.21,63612.112.2+141
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,3099.29.61,1298.39.2+180
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,1137.89.01,0437.79.2+70
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3972.82.53402.52.3+57

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), Moonee Ponds: 5.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Moonee Ponds: 7.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Moonee Ponds: 5.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Moonee Ponds: 9.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), Moonee Ponds: 17.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Moonee Ponds: 22.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Moonee Ponds: 12.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Moonee Ponds: 9.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Moonee Ponds: 7.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Moonee Ponds: 2.8%
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), Moonee Ponds: -82 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Moonee Ponds: +119 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Moonee Ponds: +21 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Moonee Ponds: +108 Young workforce (25 to 34), Moonee Ponds: +192 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Moonee Ponds: -120 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Moonee Ponds: +141 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Moonee Ponds: +180 Seniors (70 to 84), Moonee Ponds: +70 Elderly aged (85 and over), Moonee Ponds: +57
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 Moonee Ponds in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 18.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.8% 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 Moonee Ponds and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (17.4% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (7.8% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (5.6% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Moonee Ponds's population increased by 686 people (5.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.99% 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) (+192 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+180 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+141 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-120 people)

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