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Keilor Downs

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Keilor Downs provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Keilor Downs'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 Keilor Downs'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
Keilor Downs - 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) 530 5.3 6.7 487 4.7 6.6 +43
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 740 7.4 8.3 813 7.9 8.7 -73
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 720 7.2 7.1 798 7.7 7.9 -78
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 959 9.6 10.4 1,243 12.0 10.7 -284
Young workforce (25 to 34) 1,352 13.5 16.1 1,291 12.5 15.8 +61
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 1,762 17.6 20.1 2,049 19.9 21.0 -287
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 1,473 14.7 12.3 1,656 16.0 12.5 -183
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 1,390 13.9 10.1 1,155 11.2 9.1 +235
Seniors (70 to 84) 924 9.2 7.3 723 7.0 6.5 +201
Elderly aged (85 and over) 153 1.5 1.5 106 1.0 1.2 +47
Total10,003100.0100.010,321100.0100.0-318
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 Keilor Downs in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 19.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 24.7% 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 Keilor Downs and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (13.9% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (14.7% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (13.5% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (17.6% compared to 20.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Keilor Downs's population decreased by 318 people (3.1%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.62% 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) (-287 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (-284 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+235 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+201 people)