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North Ward
Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of North Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of North Ward'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 North Ward'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
North Ward - 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)3,1686.97.63,0947.27.5+74
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)4,4999.810.04,56410.610.1-64
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)4,1149.08.43,9159.18.7+199
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)4,68910.29.74,0679.49.7+622
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)5,62912.313.55,30312.313.5+326
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)9,11519.920.19,01320.920.9+102
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)5,87412.812.15,11611.911.5+758
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,8048.38.63,0017.07.7+803
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)3,6998.17.94,33410.08.9-635
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,1942.62.17281.71.6+466

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), North Ward: 6.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), North Ward: 9.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), North Ward: 9.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), North Ward: 10.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), North Ward: 12.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), North Ward: 19.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), North Ward: 12.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), North Ward: 8.3% Seniors (70 to 84), North Ward: 8.1% Elderly aged (85 and over), North Ward: 2.6%
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), North Ward: +74 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), North Ward: -64 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), North Ward: +199 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), North Ward: +622 Young workforce (25 to 34), North Ward: +326 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), North Ward: +102 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), North Ward: +758 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), North Ward: +803 Seniors (70 to 84), North Ward: -635 Elderly aged (85 and over), North Ward: +466
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 North Ward in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 25.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 26.0% and 18.6% respectively for Bankstown City.

The major difference between the age structure of North Ward and Bankstown City is:

  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.3% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, North Ward's population increased by 2,652 people (6.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.2% 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) (+803 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+758 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (-635 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+622 people)