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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.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Total population

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
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)4,0064.66.43,8815.26.5+125
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)4,2034.88.53,6855.08.4+518
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,8743.36.72,4853.47.3+389
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)8,3569.610.07,49910.110.1+857
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)26,52530.616.321,27828.715.4+5,247
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)19,31422.321.117,15923.222.0+2,155
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)8,72910.111.97,57010.212.1+1,159
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)6,6967.79.35,5017.49.0+1,195
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)4,8845.67.74,1435.67.4+741
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,0751.22.08911.21.8+184

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 16.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 2.0% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Yarra: 4.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Yarra: 4.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Yarra: 3.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Yarra: 9.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Yarra: 30.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Yarra: 22.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Yarra: 10.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Yarra: 7.7% 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, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Yarra: +125 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Yarra: +518 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Yarra: +389 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Yarra: +857 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Yarra: +5,247 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Yarra: +2,155 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Yarra: +1,159 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Yarra: +1,195 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Yarra: +741 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Yarra: +184
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 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' (30.6% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (4.8% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (3.3% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (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)

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