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Service age groups

The City of Brimbank had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Melbourne in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
City of Brimbank - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)11,9696.66.510,8586.56.3+1,111
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)15,9298.78.416,3209.78.8-391
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)14,3927.97.314,8088.87.8-416
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)19,55610.710.117,64310.510.1+1,913
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)28,96215.815.424,30914.514.8+4,653
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)38,35721.022.037,07422.022.7+1,283
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)22,84612.512.122,02413.112.2+822
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)16,6639.19.013,2147.98.1+3,449
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)11,8656.57.410,4886.27.6+1,377
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2,1931.21.81,4710.91.6+722

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), Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Melbourne: 8.4% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Melbourne: 15.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Melbourne: 22.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Melbourne: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Melbourne: 7.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Brimbank: 6.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Brimbank: 8.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Brimbank: 7.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Brimbank: 10.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Brimbank: 15.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Brimbank: 21.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Brimbank: 12.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Brimbank: 9.1% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Brimbank: 6.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Brimbank: 1.2%
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), City of Brimbank: +1,111 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Brimbank: -391 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Brimbank: -416 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Brimbank: +1,913 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Brimbank: +4,653 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Brimbank: +1,283 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Brimbank: +822 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Brimbank: +3,449 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Brimbank: +1,377 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Brimbank: +722
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 the City of Brimbank in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 23.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 16.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 18.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (21.0% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (6.5% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Brimbank's population increased by 14,523 people (8.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.67% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+4,653 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+3,449 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+1,913 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+1,377 people)