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Service age groups

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Brighton had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Bayside in 2016.

The Age Structure of Brighton provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Brighton'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 Brighton'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Brighton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,0844.65.11,2085.56.0-124
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,0308.79.71,9598.99.7+71
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,8938.18.21,6587.57.7+235
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,7677.67.41,6757.67.7+92
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,9598.48.21,6767.67.8+283
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,54919.521.34,69221.422.9-143
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,53515.114.93,25014.814.2+285
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,91312.511.52,76912.611.0+144
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,65111.39.92,1649.99.3+486
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,0064.33.79164.23.6+90

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Bayside: 5.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Bayside: 9.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Bayside: 8.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Bayside: 7.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Bayside: 8.2% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Bayside: 21.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Bayside: 14.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Bayside: 11.5% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Bayside: 9.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Bayside: 3.7% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Brighton: 4.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Brighton: 8.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Brighton: 8.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Brighton: 7.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Brighton: 8.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Brighton: 19.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Brighton: 15.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Brighton: 12.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Brighton: 11.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Brighton: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Brighton: -124 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Brighton: +71 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Brighton: +235 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Brighton: +92 Young workforce (25 to 34), Brighton: +283 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Brighton: -143 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Brighton: +285 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Brighton: +144 Seniors (70 to 84), Brighton: +486 Elderly aged (85 and over), Brighton: +90
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Brighton in 2016 compared to City of Bayside 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, 21.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 28.1% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.0% and 25.2% respectively for City of Bayside.

The major differences between the age structure of Brighton and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (11.3% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (12.5% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (19.5% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (8.7% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Brighton's population increased by 1,419 people (6.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.26% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+486 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+285 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+283 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (+235 people)

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