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City of Moreland

Service age groups

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The City of Moreland had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Melbourne in 2016.

The Age Structure of the City of Moreland provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of the City of Moreland'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 the City of Moreland's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Moreland - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 10,264 6.3 6.4 9,543 6.5 6.5 +721
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 11,746 7.2 8.5 10,377 7.0 8.4 +1,369
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 8,011 4.9 6.7 7,949 5.4 7.3 +62
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 16,067 9.9 10.0 14,971 10.2 10.1 +1,096
Young workforce (25 to 34) 35,425 21.8 16.3 29,368 19.9 15.4 +6,057
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 35,940 22.1 21.1 32,632 22.2 22.0 +3,308
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 16,610 10.2 11.9 14,672 10.0 12.1 +1,938
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 11,472 7.1 9.3 10,283 7.0 9.0 +1,189
Seniors (70 to 84) 12,715 7.8 7.7 13,890 9.4 7.4 -1,175
Elderly aged (85 and over) 4,311 2.7 2.0 3,559 2.4 1.8 +752
Total162,561100.0100.0147,244100.0100.0+15,317
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of the City of Moreland in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 18.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 17.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.7% and 19.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Moreland and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (21.8% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (7.1% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (4.9% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (10.2% compared to 11.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Moreland's population increased by 15,317 people (10.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.0% 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) (+6,057 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+3,308 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,938 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+1,369 people)