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Brighton East had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Bayside in 2011.

The Age Structure of Brighton East provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Brighton East'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 East'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 East - 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)9186.16.09726.76.4-54
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,53310.19.71,3409.29.0+193
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,2478.27.71,1718.08.1+76
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,2208.17.71,0517.27.3+169
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,0797.17.81,2668.79.0-187
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,44322.822.93,55824.423.8-114
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,17214.414.22,08014.314.1+93
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,59710.611.01,3569.39.1+241
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,3448.99.31,3409.210.2+4
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)5673.83.64272.93.2+140

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 East: 6.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Brighton East: 10.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Brighton East: 8.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Brighton East: 8.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Brighton East: 7.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Brighton East: 22.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Brighton East: 14.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Brighton East: 10.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Brighton East: 8.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), Brighton East: 3.8%
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 East: -54 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Brighton East: +193 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Brighton East: +76 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Brighton East: +169 Young workforce (25 to 34), Brighton East: -187 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Brighton East: -114 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Brighton East: +93 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Brighton East: +241 Seniors (70 to 84), Brighton East: +4 Elderly aged (85 and over), Brighton East: +140
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 East in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 24.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 23.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.5% and 23.9% respectively for City of Bayside.

There were no major differences between Brighton East and City of Bayside in 2011.

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Brighton East's population increased by 558 people (3.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.75% 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) (+241 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+193 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-187 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+169 people)