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Service age groups

Bankstown Balance had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Bankstown City in 2011.

The Age Structure of Bankstown Balance provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Bankstown Balance'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 Balance'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 Balance - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)8817.07.68497.57.5+31
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,32810.610.01,25411.110.1+74
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,1108.98.41,0719.48.7+39
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,34410.79.71,19310.59.7+152
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,61412.913.51,46912.913.5+145
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,44219.520.12,32420.520.9+118
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,62913.012.11,31111.611.5+318
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)9978.08.68437.47.7+153
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)9257.47.98767.78.9+49
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2492.02.11551.41.6+94

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), 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% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Bankstown Balance: 7.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Bankstown Balance: 10.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Bankstown Balance: 8.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Bankstown Balance: 10.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Bankstown Balance: 12.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Bankstown Balance: 19.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Bankstown Balance: 13.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Bankstown Balance: 8.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Bankstown Balance: 7.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Bankstown Balance: 2.0%
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 Balance: +31 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Bankstown Balance: +74 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Bankstown Balance: +39 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Bankstown Balance: +152 Young workforce (25 to 34), Bankstown Balance: +145 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Bankstown Balance: +118 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Bankstown Balance: +318 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Bankstown Balance: +153 Seniors (70 to 84), Bankstown Balance: +49 Elderly aged (85 and over), Bankstown Balance: +94
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 Balance in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 26.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 17.3% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 26.0% and 18.6% respectively for Bankstown City.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (10.7% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (13.0% compared to 12.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Bankstown Balance's population increased by 1,173 people (10.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.99% per year over the period.

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

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+318 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+153 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+152 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+145 people)