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Deer Park had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Brimbank in 2011.

The Age Structure of Deer Park provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Deer Park'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 Deer Park'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
Deer Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,2537.76.67556.26.5+497
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,3978.58.71,1549.59.7+243
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,2067.47.91,0468.68.8+160
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,72710.610.71,28610.610.5+441
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)3,11919.115.81,84215.114.5+1,277
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,22319.721.02,42820.022.0+795
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,86811.412.51,85915.313.1+9
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,5929.79.11,0788.97.9+514
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)8505.26.56505.36.2+200
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1300.81.2710.60.9+59

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), 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% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Deer Park: 7.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Deer Park: 8.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Deer Park: 7.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Deer Park: 10.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Deer Park: 19.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Deer Park: 19.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Deer Park: 11.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Deer Park: 9.7% Seniors (70 to 84), Deer Park: 5.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Deer Park: 0.8%
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), Deer Park: +497 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Deer Park: +243 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Deer Park: +160 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Deer Park: +441 Young workforce (25 to 34), Deer Park: +1,277 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Deer Park: +795 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Deer Park: +9 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Deer Park: +514 Seniors (70 to 84), Deer Park: +200 Elderly aged (85 and over), Deer Park: +59
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 Deer Park in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a similar 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, 23.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 15.7% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.1% and 16.8% respectively for City of Brimbank.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (19.1% compared to 15.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (7.7% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (5.2% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (19.7% compared to 21.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Deer Park's population increased by 4,195 people (34.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 6.1% 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) (+1,277 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+795 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+514 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+497 people)