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Central Ward had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Bayside in 2011.

The Age Structure of Central Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Central 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 Central 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
Central Ward - 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)2,6386.86.02,5256.86.4+112
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)3,91310.09.73,5369.69.0+377
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)3,1488.17.72,9458.08.1+202
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,8677.47.72,6247.17.3+243
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)3,2908.47.83,79510.39.0-505
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)9,56024.522.99,06224.523.8+498
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)5,30713.614.24,99113.514.1+316
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,93310.111.02,9848.19.1+949
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)3,0947.99.33,4249.310.2-330
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,1943.13.61,0412.83.2+153

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), Central Ward: 6.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Central Ward: 10.0% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Central Ward: 8.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Central Ward: 7.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Central Ward: 8.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Central Ward: 24.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Central Ward: 13.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Central Ward: 10.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Central Ward: 7.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), Central Ward: 3.1%
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), Central Ward: +112 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Central Ward: +377 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Central Ward: +202 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Central Ward: +243 Young workforce (25 to 34), Central Ward: -505 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Central Ward: +498 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Central Ward: +316 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Central Ward: +949 Seniors (70 to 84), Central Ward: -330 Elderly aged (85 and over), Central Ward: +153
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 Central Ward 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, 24.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.1% 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 Central Ward and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (24.5% compared to 22.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (7.9% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (10.1% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Central Ward's population increased by 2,014 people (5.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.07% 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) (+949 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-505 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+498 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+377 people)