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City of Brimbank

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of the City of Brimbank 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 Brimbank'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 Brimbank's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Brimbank - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 12,952 6.7 6.4 11,969 6.6 6.5 +983
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 16,191 8.3 8.5 15,929 8.7 8.4 +262
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 13,854 7.1 6.7 14,392 7.9 7.3 -538
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 20,268 10.4 10.0 19,556 10.7 10.1 +712
Young workforce (25 to 34) 31,313 16.1 16.3 28,962 15.8 15.4 +2,351
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 39,039 20.1 21.1 38,357 21.0 22.0 +682
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 23,860 12.3 11.9 22,846 12.5 12.1 +1,014
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 19,651 10.1 9.3 16,663 9.1 9.0 +2,988
Seniors (70 to 84) 14,266 7.3 7.7 11,865 6.5 7.4 +2,401
Elderly aged (85 and over) 2,926 1.5 2.0 2,193 1.2 1.8 +733
Total194,320100.0100.0182,732100.0100.0+11,588
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

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

Overall, 22.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.0% 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 Brimbank and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (10.1% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (20.1% compared to 21.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Brimbank's population increased by 11,588 people (6.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.24% 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) (+2,988 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+2,401 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+2,351 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,014 people)