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City of Yarra

Service age groups

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The City of Yarra had a lower 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 Yarra 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 Yarra'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 Yarra'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 Yarra - 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) 4,006 4.6 6.4 3,881 5.2 6.5 +125
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 4,203 4.8 8.5 3,685 5.0 8.4 +518
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 2,874 3.3 6.7 2,485 3.4 7.3 +389
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 8,356 9.6 10.0 7,499 10.1 10.1 +857
Young workforce (25 to 34) 26,525 30.6 16.3 21,278 28.7 15.4 +5,247
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 19,314 22.3 21.1 17,159 23.2 22.0 +2,155
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 8,729 10.1 11.9 7,570 10.2 12.1 +1,159
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 6,696 7.7 9.3 5,501 7.4 9.0 +1,195
Seniors (70 to 84) 4,884 5.6 7.7 4,143 5.6 7.4 +741
Elderly aged (85 and over) 1,075 1.2 2.0 891 1.2 1.8 +184
Total86,662100.0100.074,092100.0100.0+12,570
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 Yarra 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, 12.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 14.6% 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 Yarra and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (30.6% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (4.8% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (3.3% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (5.6% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Yarra's population increased by 12,570 people (17.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.18% 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) (+5,247 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+2,155 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,195 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,159 people)