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Deer Park District

Service age groups

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

The Age Structure of Deer Park District 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 District'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 District'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
Deer Park District - 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) 3,607 8.7 6.7 3,129 8.6 6.6 +478
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 4,328 10.5 8.3 3,553 9.8 8.7 +775
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 3,059 7.4 7.1 2,870 7.9 7.9 +189
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 3,877 9.4 10.4 3,667 10.1 10.7 +210
Young workforce (25 to 34) 6,958 16.8 16.1 6,880 19.0 15.8 +78
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 9,335 22.6 20.1 7,850 21.7 21.0 +1,485
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 4,444 10.7 12.3 4,045 11.2 12.5 +399
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 3,613 8.7 10.1 2,793 7.7 9.1 +820
Seniors (70 to 84) 1,920 4.6 7.3 1,255 3.5 6.5 +665
Elderly aged (85 and over) 246 0.6 1.5 192 0.5 1.2 +54
Total41,387100.0100.036,234100.0100.0+5,153
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 Deer Park District 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, 26.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 14.0% 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 Deer Park District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (22.6% compared to 20.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers (5 to 11)' (10.5% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (8.7% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (4.6% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Deer Park District's population increased by 5,153 people (14.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.7% 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) (+1,485 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+820 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+775 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+665 people)