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Service age groups

The City of Moreland had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Melbourne in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Moreland - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)9,5436.56.58,4556.26.3+1,088
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)10,3777.08.49,8837.38.8+494
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)7,9495.47.37,9825.97.8-33
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)14,97110.210.113,76910.110.1+1,202
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)29,36819.915.424,84718.314.8+4,521
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)32,63222.222.030,11722.222.7+2,515
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)14,67210.012.113,2029.712.2+1,470
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)10,2837.09.010,3167.68.1-33
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)13,8909.47.414,67510.87.6-785
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3,5592.41.82,5051.81.6+1,054

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), Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 15.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 22.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Moreland: 6.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Moreland: 7.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Moreland: 5.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Moreland: 10.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Moreland: 19.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Moreland: 22.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Moreland: 10.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Moreland: 7.0% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Moreland: 9.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Moreland: 2.4%
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), City of Moreland: +1,088 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Moreland: +494 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Moreland: -33 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Moreland: +1,202 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Moreland: +4,521 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Moreland: +2,515 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Moreland: +1,470 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Moreland: -33 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Moreland: -785 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Moreland: +1,054
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 the City of Moreland in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 18.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 18.2% 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' (19.9% compared to 15.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (9.4% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (10.0% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (7.0% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Moreland's population increased by 11,493 people (8.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.64% per year over the period.

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

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+4,521 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+2,515 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,470 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+1,202 people)

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