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Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Sydenham provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Sydenham'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 Sydenham'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
Sydenham - 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)6486.06.77637.46.6-115
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)9358.78.31,07710.48.7-142
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)8928.37.19008.77.9-8
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,16910.810.41,12410.910.7+45
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,78616.516.11,76217.115.8+24
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)2,41122.320.12,45923.821.0-48
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,35712.612.31,09010.612.5+267
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)8047.410.16396.29.1+165
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)5405.07.33863.76.5+154
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)2512.31.51251.21.2+126

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), Sydenham: 6.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Sydenham: 8.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Sydenham: 8.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Sydenham: 10.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Sydenham: 16.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Sydenham: 22.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Sydenham: 12.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Sydenham: 7.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Sydenham: 5.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), Sydenham: 2.3%
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), Sydenham: -115 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Sydenham: -142 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Sydenham: -8 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Sydenham: +45 Young workforce (25 to 34), Sydenham: +24 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Sydenham: -48 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Sydenham: +267 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Sydenham: +165 Seniors (70 to 84), Sydenham: +154 Elderly aged (85 and over), Sydenham: +126
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 Sydenham 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, 22.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 14.8% 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 Sydenham and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (22.3% compared to 20.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (8.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (7.4% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (5.0% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Sydenham's population increased by 468 people (4.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.89% per year over the period.

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

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+267 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+165 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+154 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-142 people)

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