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South Ward
Service age groups

South Ward 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 South Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of South 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 South 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
South 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)2,7556.67.62,6706.87.5+85
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)3,7409.010.03,5669.110.1+174
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)3,2007.78.43,1097.98.7+91
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3,7809.19.73,5008.99.7+280
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)5,13512.313.54,90212.513.5+233
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)8,80921.120.18,62821.920.9+181
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)5,57513.412.14,83912.311.5+736
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,8859.38.63,1838.17.7+702
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)3,8179.27.94,16210.68.9-345
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,0122.42.17571.91.6+255

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), South Ward: 6.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), South Ward: 9.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), South Ward: 7.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), South Ward: 9.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), South Ward: 12.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), South Ward: 21.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), South Ward: 13.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), South Ward: 9.3% Seniors (70 to 84), South Ward: 9.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), South Ward: 2.4%
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), South Ward: +85 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), South Ward: +174 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), South Ward: +91 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), South Ward: +280 Young workforce (25 to 34), South Ward: +233 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), South Ward: +181 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), South Ward: +736 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), South Ward: +702 Seniors (70 to 84), South Ward: -345 Elderly aged (85 and over), South Ward: +255
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 South Ward 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, 23.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.9% 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 South Ward and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (9.2% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (13.4% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.3% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (9.0% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, South Ward's population increased by 2,391 people (6.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.19% 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) (+736 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+702 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (-345 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+280 people)