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Service age groups

Bankstown City had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Sydney in 2011.

The Age Structure of Bankstown City provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Bankstown City'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 Bankstown City'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
Bankstown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)13,8017.66.812,7067.56.6+1,095
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)18,26410.08.717,22710.19.1+1,037
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)15,3258.47.414,9128.77.9+413
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)17,6099.79.516,4559.79.9+1,154
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)24,69613.515.422,95813.515.3+1,738
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)36,60620.121.935,57220.922.5+1,034
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)22,11612.112.219,66911.512.2+2,447
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)15,6228.69.013,1327.77.8+2,490
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)14,3967.97.215,1298.97.3-733
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3,9192.11.82,7111.61.6+1,208

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 Sydney: 6.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Sydney: 8.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Sydney: 7.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Sydney: 9.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Sydney: 15.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Sydney: 21.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Sydney: 12.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Sydney: 9.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Sydney: 7.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Sydney: 1.8% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Bankstown City: 7.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Bankstown City: 10.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Bankstown City: 8.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Bankstown City: 9.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Bankstown City: 13.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Bankstown City: 20.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Bankstown City: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Bankstown City: 8.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Bankstown City: 7.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), Bankstown City: 2.1%
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), Bankstown City: +1,095 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Bankstown City: +1,037 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Bankstown City: +413 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Bankstown City: +1,154 Young workforce (25 to 34), Bankstown City: +1,738 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Bankstown City: +1,034 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Bankstown City: +2,447 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Bankstown City: +2,490 Seniors (70 to 84), Bankstown City: -733 Elderly aged (85 and over), Bankstown City: +1,208
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 Bankstown City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 26.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.6% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.9% and 18.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the age structure of Bankstown City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (10.0% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (8.4% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (13.5% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (20.1% compared to 21.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Bankstown City's population increased by 11,883 people (7.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.36% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+2,490 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+2,447 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+1,738 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+1,208 people)