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Service age groups

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The City of Bayside had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Melbourne in 2016.

The Age Structure of the City of Bayside provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of the City of Bayside'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 the City of Bayside'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Bayside - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)4,9945.16.45,5526.06.5-558
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)9,3829.78.58,9419.78.4+441
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)7,9688.26.77,0777.77.3+891
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)7,1807.410.07,0527.710.1+128
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)7,9808.216.37,1987.815.4+782
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)20,72621.321.120,99822.922.0-272
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)14,42714.911.913,04714.212.1+1,380
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)11,15711.59.310,14511.09.0+1,012
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)9,6619.97.78,5029.37.4+1,159
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3,6243.72.03,3033.61.8+321

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.0% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 16.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 21.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 11.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.3% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 2.0% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Bayside: 5.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Bayside: 9.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Bayside: 8.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Bayside: 7.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Bayside: 8.2% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Bayside: 21.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Bayside: 14.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Bayside: 11.5% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Bayside: 9.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Bayside: 3.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Bayside: -558 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Bayside: +441 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Bayside: +891 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Bayside: +128 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Bayside: +782 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Bayside: -272 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Bayside: +1,380 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Bayside: +1,012 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Bayside: +1,159 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Bayside: +321
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of the City of Bayside in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 23.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.7% and 19.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (14.9% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (9.9% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (8.2% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (7.4% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Bayside's population increased by 5,284 people (5.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.13% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,380 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+1,159 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,012 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (+891 people)

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