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

The Age Structure of Picnic Point provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Picnic Point'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 Picnic Point'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
Picnic Point - 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)3926.97.63696.87.5+23
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)5639.910.05349.910.1+28
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)4648.18.44708.78.7-5
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5098.99.74398.19.7+69
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)59310.413.559811.013.5-4
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,27522.320.11,22122.520.9+54
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)77713.612.174813.811.5+29
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)5609.88.64748.77.7+86
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)5018.87.95069.38.9-4
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)731.32.1591.11.6+14

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), Picnic Point: 6.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Picnic Point: 9.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Picnic Point: 8.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Picnic Point: 8.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Picnic Point: 10.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Picnic Point: 22.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Picnic Point: 13.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Picnic Point: 9.8% Seniors (70 to 84), Picnic Point: 8.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Picnic Point: 1.3%
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), Picnic Point: +23 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Picnic Point: +28 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Picnic Point: -5 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Picnic Point: +69 Young workforce (25 to 34), Picnic Point: -4 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Picnic Point: +54 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Picnic Point: +29 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Picnic Point: +86 Seniors (70 to 84), Picnic Point: -4 Elderly aged (85 and over), Picnic Point: +14
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 Picnic Point 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, 24.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.9% 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 Picnic Point and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (22.3% compared to 20.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (13.6% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (9.8% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (10.4% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Picnic Point's population increased by 289 people (5.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.04% 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) (+86 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+69 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+54 people)