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Taylors Lakes - Calder Park

Service age groups

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Taylors Lakes - Calder Park 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 Taylors Lakes - Calder Park provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Taylors Lakes - Calder 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 Taylors Lakes - Calder 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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Taylors Lakes - Calder Park - 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)6083.96.77574.76.6-149
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)1,1927.78.31,5159.48.7-323
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,3798.97.11,63110.27.9-252
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,87612.110.42,08713.010.7-211
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)1,65410.716.11,5149.415.8+139
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,09920.120.13,89424.321.0-795
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,81318.212.32,58816.112.5+225
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,73711.210.11,2237.69.1+513
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)9236.07.37274.56.5+196
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1721.11.51010.61.2+71

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), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 3.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 7.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 8.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 12.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 10.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 20.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 18.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 11.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 6.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 1.1%
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), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -149 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -323 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -252 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -211 Young workforce (25 to 34), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: +139 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -795 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: +225 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: +513 Seniors (70 to 84), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: +196 Elderly aged (85 and over), Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: +71
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 Taylors Lakes - Calder Park 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) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 20.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.3% 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 Taylors Lakes - Calder Park and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (18.2% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (8.9% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (10.7% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (3.9% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park's population decreased by 586 people (3.7%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.74% 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) (-795 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+513 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-323 people)
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) (-252 people)

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