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Southern Ward 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 Southern Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Southern 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 Southern 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
Southern 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)1,3695.36.01,4725.96.4-102
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,4969.69.72,1928.89.0+304
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,9937.77.72,0568.38.1-63
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,0337.87.71,8397.47.3+195
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,7596.87.81,8367.49.0-76
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)5,67021.822.95,62622.623.8+44
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,75614.414.23,76615.114.1-11
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,08911.911.02,3899.69.1+700
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,75310.69.32,93511.810.2-182
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,1174.33.68123.33.2+305

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), Southern Ward: 5.3% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Southern Ward: 9.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Southern Ward: 7.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Southern Ward: 7.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Southern Ward: 6.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Southern Ward: 21.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Southern Ward: 14.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Southern Ward: 11.9% Seniors (70 to 84), Southern Ward: 10.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Southern Ward: 4.3%
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), Southern Ward: -102 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Southern Ward: +304 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Southern Ward: -63 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Southern Ward: +195 Young workforce (25 to 34), Southern Ward: -76 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Southern Ward: +44 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Southern Ward: -11 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Southern Ward: +700 Seniors (70 to 84), Southern Ward: -182 Elderly aged (85 and over), Southern Ward: +305
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 Southern Ward 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, 22.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 26.7% 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 Southern Ward and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (10.6% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (11.9% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (21.8% compared to 22.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (6.8% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Southern Ward's population increased by 1,115 people (4.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.88% 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) (+700 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+305 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+304 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+195 people)