Service age groups
Cheltenham had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Bayside in 2016.
The Age Structure of Cheltenham provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Cheltenham'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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the service age groups of Cheltenham in 2016 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a similar 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, 23.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 23.7% 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 Cheltenham and City of Bayside were:
- A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (11.4% compared to 8.2%)
- A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (6.7% compared to 5.1%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (12.6% compared to 14.9%)
- A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (7.1% compared to 8.2%)
From 2011 to 2016, Cheltenham's population increased by 255 people (7.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.48% per year over the period.
The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- Young workforce (25 to 34) (+71 people)
- Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+70 people)