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West Ward
Service age groups

West Ward 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 West Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of West 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 West 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
West 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)2,9007.27.62,6537.07.5+247
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)3,9099.810.03,6939.810.1+215
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)3,2738.28.43,2548.68.7+19
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3,5929.09.73,4769.29.7+116
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)5,18913.013.55,00913.213.5+180
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)8,04620.120.17,64420.220.9+403
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4,80812.012.14,72312.511.5+86
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4,17510.48.63,6929.87.7+484
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)3,3238.37.93,1998.58.9+123
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)8442.12.15131.41.6+332

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), West Ward: 7.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), West Ward: 9.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), West Ward: 8.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), West Ward: 9.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), West Ward: 13.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), West Ward: 20.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), West Ward: 12.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), West Ward: 10.4% Seniors (70 to 84), West Ward: 8.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), West Ward: 2.1%
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), West Ward: +247 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), West Ward: +215 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), West Ward: +19 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), West Ward: +116 Young workforce (25 to 34), West Ward: +180 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), West Ward: +403 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), West Ward: +86 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), West Ward: +484 Seniors (70 to 84), West Ward: +123 Elderly aged (85 and over), West Ward: +332
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 West 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, 25.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.8% 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 West Ward and Bankstown City is:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (10.4% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, West Ward's population increased by 2,204 people (5.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.14% 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) (+484 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+403 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+332 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+247 people)