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Service age groups

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 2011.

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.

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 Yarra - 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)3,8815.26.53,4405.06.3+441
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)3,6855.08.43,1224.58.8+563
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,4853.47.32,4463.57.8+39
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)7,49910.110.18,19311.810.1-694
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)21,27828.715.419,67028.414.8+1,608
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)17,15923.222.016,06623.222.7+1,093
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)7,57010.212.17,11710.312.2+453
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)5,5017.49.04,3886.38.1+1,113
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)4,1435.67.44,1025.97.6+41
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)8911.21.87721.11.6+119

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 Yarra: 5.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Yarra: 5.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Yarra: 3.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Yarra: 10.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Yarra: 28.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Yarra: 23.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Yarra: 10.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Yarra: 7.4% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Yarra: 5.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Yarra: 1.2%
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 Yarra: +441 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Yarra: +563 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Yarra: +39 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Yarra: -694 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Yarra: +1,608 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Yarra: +1,093 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Yarra: +453 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Yarra: +1,113 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Yarra: +41 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Yarra: +119
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 Yarra in 2011 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, 13.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 14.2% 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 Yarra and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (28.7% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (3.4% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (5.0% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (10.2% compared to 12.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Yarra's population increased by 4,776 people (6.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.34% 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) (+1,608 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,113 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+1,093 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-694 people)

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