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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 2011.

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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Brighton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,2075.56.01,1455.46.4+62
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,9548.99.71,8188.69.0+137
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,6577.67.71,7688.38.1-111
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,6747.67.71,5927.57.3+82
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,6747.67.81,7608.39.0-86
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,68421.422.94,79422.623.8-109
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,24714.814.23,15014.914.1+97
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,76412.611.02,22010.59.1+544
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,1589.89.32,14410.110.2+14
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)9124.23.68053.83.2+107

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), City of Bayside: 6.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Bayside: 9.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Bayside: 7.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Bayside: 7.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Bayside: 7.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Bayside: 22.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Bayside: 14.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Bayside: 11.0% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Bayside: 9.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Bayside: 3.6% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Brighton: 5.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Brighton: 8.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Brighton: 7.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Brighton: 7.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Brighton: 7.6% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Brighton: 21.4% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Brighton: 14.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Brighton: 12.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Brighton: 9.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Brighton: 4.2%
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), Brighton: +62 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Brighton: +137 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Brighton: -111 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Brighton: +82 Young workforce (25 to 34), Brighton: -86 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Brighton: -109 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Brighton: +97 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Brighton: +544 Seniors (70 to 84), Brighton: +14 Elderly aged (85 and over), Brighton: +107
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 Brighton in 2011 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, 22.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 26.6% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.5% and 23.9% respectively for City of Bayside.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (12.6% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (21.4% compared to 22.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (8.9% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Brighton's population increased by 735 people (3.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.68% 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) (+544 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+137 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-111 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-109 people)