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Benalla Rural City

Service age groups

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Benalla Rural City had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Regional VIC in 2016.

The Age Structure of Benalla Rural City provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Benalla Rural City'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 Benalla Rural City'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
Benalla Rural City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)6734.95.87655.66.3-92
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,0357.58.71,1168.28.8-81
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)9677.07.41,1378.38.4-170
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)9296.77.98986.68.1+31
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,2098.710.91,1308.310.5+79
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,15615.518.12,44517.919.8-289
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,15615.513.92,17315.914.0-17
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,28116.513.41,88713.811.9+394
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)1,93213.911.11,67912.310.0+253
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)5283.82.74133.02.3+115

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), Regional VIC: 5.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Regional VIC: 8.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Regional VIC: 7.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Regional VIC: 7.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Regional VIC: 10.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Regional VIC: 18.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Regional VIC: 13.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Regional VIC: 13.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Regional VIC: 11.1% Elderly aged (85 and over), Regional VIC: 2.7% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Benalla Rural City: 4.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Benalla Rural City: 7.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Benalla Rural City: 7.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Benalla Rural City: 6.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Benalla Rural City: 8.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Benalla Rural City: 15.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Benalla Rural City: 15.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Benalla Rural City: 16.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Benalla Rural City: 13.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), Benalla Rural City: 3.8%
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), Benalla Rural City: -92 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Benalla Rural City: -81 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Benalla Rural City: -170 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Benalla Rural City: +31 Young workforce (25 to 34), Benalla Rural City: +79 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Benalla Rural City: -289 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Benalla Rural City: -17 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Benalla Rural City: +394 Seniors (70 to 84), Benalla Rural City: +253 Elderly aged (85 and over), Benalla Rural City: +115
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 Benalla Rural City in 2016 compared to Regional VIC 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, 19.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 34.2% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.9% and 27.3% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major differences between the age structure of Benalla Rural City and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (16.5% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (13.9% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (15.5% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (8.7% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Benalla Rural City's population increased by 223 people (1.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.32% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+394 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-289 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+253 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-170 people)

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