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Chester Hill
Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Chester Hill provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Chester Hill'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 Chester Hill'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
Chester Hill - 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)7997.27.67697.17.5+30
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,0269.310.01,10310.210.1-77
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)9828.98.49378.78.7+45
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,12010.29.71,0409.69.7+80
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,36912.413.51,35112.513.5+18
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,11219.120.12,28021.120.9-168
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,41312.812.11,26711.711.5+146
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)8517.78.67717.17.7+80
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,0589.67.91,13610.58.9-78
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2992.72.11581.51.6+141

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), Chester Hill: 7.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Chester Hill: 9.3% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Chester Hill: 8.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Chester Hill: 10.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Chester Hill: 12.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Chester Hill: 19.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Chester Hill: 12.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Chester Hill: 7.7% Seniors (70 to 84), Chester Hill: 9.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Chester Hill: 2.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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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), Chester Hill: +30 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Chester Hill: -77 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Chester Hill: +45 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Chester Hill: +80 Young workforce (25 to 34), Chester Hill: +18 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Chester Hill: -168 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Chester Hill: +146 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Chester Hill: +80 Seniors (70 to 84), Chester Hill: -78 Elderly aged (85 and over), Chester Hill: +141
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Chester Hill in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 25.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.0% 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 Chester Hill and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (9.6% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.4% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (19.1% compared to 20.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (7.7% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Chester Hill's population increased by 216 people (2.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.4% 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) (-168 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+146 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+141 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+80 people)