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Sunshine North

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Sunshine North provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Sunshine North'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 Sunshine North'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Sunshine North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)8036.96.75825.56.6+221
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)8797.58.39178.68.7-38
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)8137.07.18207.77.9-7
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,31811.310.41,08810.210.7+230
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,90616.316.11,57514.815.8+331
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,25519.320.12,16320.321.0+92
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,36811.712.31,29612.212.5+72
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,0278.810.19549.09.1+73
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)9958.57.31,0169.66.5-21
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3312.81.52252.11.2+106

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Brimbank: 6.7% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Brimbank: 8.3% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Brimbank: 7.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Brimbank: 10.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Brimbank: 16.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Brimbank: 20.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Brimbank: 12.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Brimbank: 10.1% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Brimbank: 7.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Brimbank: 1.5% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Sunshine North: 6.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Sunshine North: 7.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Sunshine North: 7.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Sunshine North: 11.3% Young workforce (25 to 34), Sunshine North: 16.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Sunshine North: 19.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Sunshine North: 11.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Sunshine North: 8.8% Seniors (70 to 84), Sunshine North: 8.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Sunshine North: 2.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Sunshine North: +221 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Sunshine North: -38 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Sunshine North: -7 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Sunshine North: +230 Young workforce (25 to 34), Sunshine North: +331 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Sunshine North: +92 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Sunshine North: +72 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Sunshine North: +73 Seniors (70 to 84), Sunshine North: -21 Elderly aged (85 and over), Sunshine North: +106
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Sunshine North 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, 21.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 20.1% 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 Sunshine North and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Frail aged' (2.8% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (8.5% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (11.3% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (8.8% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Sunshine North's population increased by 1,059 people (10.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.92% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+331 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+230 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+221 people)
  • Elderly aged (85 and over) (+106 people)

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