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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 2011.

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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Moonee Ponds - 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)8526.36.08496.75.8+3
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)9517.07.89657.68.0-14
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)7795.86.56975.56.9+82
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,2479.29.41,2099.59.6+38
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)2,27716.815.02,15516.914.5+122
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,28424.322.23,08424.222.6+200
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,63612.112.21,52211.912.3+114
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,1298.39.28937.08.8+236
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,0437.79.21,1348.99.8-91
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3402.52.32301.81.8+110

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), Moonee Ponds: 6.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Moonee Ponds: 7.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Moonee Ponds: 5.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Moonee Ponds: 9.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Moonee Ponds: 16.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Moonee Ponds: 24.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Moonee Ponds: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Moonee Ponds: 8.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Moonee Ponds: 7.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Moonee Ponds: 2.5%
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), Moonee Ponds: +3 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Moonee Ponds: -14 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Moonee Ponds: +82 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Moonee Ponds: +38 Young workforce (25 to 34), Moonee Ponds: +122 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Moonee Ponds: +200 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Moonee Ponds: +114 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Moonee Ponds: +236 Seniors (70 to 84), Moonee Ponds: -91 Elderly aged (85 and over), Moonee Ponds: +110
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 Moonee Ponds in 2011 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, 19.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.6% 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 Moonee Ponds and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (24.3% compared to 22.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (16.8% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (7.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (8.3% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Moonee Ponds's population increased by 801 people (6.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.23% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+236 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+200 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+122 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+114 people)