Service age groups
Strathmore had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Moonee Valley in 2016.
The Age Structure of Strathmore provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Strathmore'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 Strathmore 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) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 24.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.8% 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 Strathmore and City of Moonee Valley were:
- A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (9.1% compared to 6.4%)
- A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (14.7% compared to 12.2%)
- A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (10.1% compared to 7.9%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (9.1% compared to 16.0%)
From 2011 to 2016, Strathmore's population increased by 337 people (4.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.82% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+251 people)
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+110 people)
- Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+58 people)