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Balwyn North

Service age groups

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Balwyn North had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than the City of Boroondara in 2016.

The Age Structure of Balwyn North provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Balwyn North'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 Balwyn North'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
Balwyn North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)8054.04.68444.25.1-39
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1,8659.38.61,8439.28.5+22
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,22911.18.22,14710.88.1+82
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)2,12610.510.92,13510.711.1-9
Young workforce (25 to 34)1,6808.313.51,4547.312.8+226
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,91719.419.84,22921.220.9-312
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,11615.513.22,81614.113.2+300
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,01910.010.01,9199.69.4+100
Seniors (70 to 84)1,7428.68.41,9519.87.9-209
Elderly aged (85 and over)6573.32.95993.02.9+58

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), City of Boroondara: 4.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Boroondara: 8.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Boroondara: 8.2% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Boroondara: 10.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Boroondara: 13.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Boroondara: 19.8% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Boroondara: 13.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Boroondara: 10.0% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Boroondara: 8.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Boroondara: 2.9% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Balwyn North: 4.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Balwyn North: 9.3% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Balwyn North: 11.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Balwyn North: 10.5% Young workforce (25 to 34), Balwyn North: 8.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Balwyn North: 19.4% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Balwyn North: 15.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Balwyn North: 10.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Balwyn North: 8.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Balwyn North: 3.3%
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), Balwyn North: -39 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Balwyn North: +22 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Balwyn North: +82 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Balwyn North: -9 Young workforce (25 to 34), Balwyn North: +226 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Balwyn North: -312 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Balwyn North: +300 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Balwyn North: +100 Seniors (70 to 84), Balwyn North: -209 Elderly aged (85 and over), Balwyn North: +58
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 Balwyn North in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara 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, 24.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.9% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 21.4% and 21.3% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The major differences between the age structure of Balwyn North and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (11.1% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (15.5% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (8.3% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Balwyn North's population increased by 219 people (1.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.22% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-312 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+300 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+226 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (-209 people)

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