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Cairnlea

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Cairnlea provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Cairnlea'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 Cairnlea'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
Cairnlea - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 684 7.1 6.7 730 8.3 6.6 -46
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 1,049 10.9 8.3 1,033 11.7 8.7 +16
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 907 9.4 7.1 852 9.7 7.9 +55
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 1,070 11.1 10.4 887 10.0 10.7 +183
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,287 13.3 16.1 1,412 16.0 15.8 -125
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 2,385 24.7 20.1 2,251 25.5 21.0 +134
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,197 12.4 12.3 990 11.2 12.5 +207
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 746 7.7 10.1 496 5.6 9.1 +250
Seniors (70 to 84) 273 2.8 7.3 151 1.7 6.5 +122
Elderly aged (85 and over) 43 0.4 1.5 27 0.3 1.2 +16
Total9,641100.0100.08,829100.0100.0+812
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 Cairnlea in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 27.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 11.0% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.1% and 19.0% respectively for City of Brimbank.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (24.7% compared to 20.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (10.9% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (2.8% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (13.3% compared to 16.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Cairnlea's population increased by 812 people (9.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.78% 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) (+250 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+207 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+183 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+134 people)