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

The Age Structure of Bankstown CBD provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Bankstown CBD'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 CBD'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 CBD - 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)2,07311.47.61,85312.17.5+220
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,83810.110.01,4069.210.1+432
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,1136.18.48845.88.7+229
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,81010.09.71,66310.99.7+147
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)3,80921.013.53,30721.613.5+502
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,75220.720.13,17520.720.9+577
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,7319.512.11,3308.711.5+401
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)9855.48.67835.17.7+201
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)8374.67.97514.98.9+86
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1941.12.11541.01.6+40

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 CBD: 11.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Bankstown CBD: 10.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Bankstown CBD: 6.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Bankstown CBD: 10.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Bankstown CBD: 21.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Bankstown CBD: 20.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Bankstown CBD: 9.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Bankstown CBD: 5.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Bankstown CBD: 4.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Bankstown CBD: 1.1%
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 CBD: +220 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Bankstown CBD: +432 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Bankstown CBD: +229 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Bankstown CBD: +147 Young workforce (25 to 34), Bankstown CBD: +502 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Bankstown CBD: +577 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Bankstown CBD: +401 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Bankstown CBD: +201 Seniors (70 to 84), Bankstown CBD: +86 Elderly aged (85 and over), Bankstown CBD: +40
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 CBD 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, 27.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 11.1% 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 CBD and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (21.0% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (11.4% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (4.6% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (5.4% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Bankstown CBD's population increased by 2,835 people (18.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.46% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+577 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+502 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+432 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+401 people)