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St Albans District

Service age groups

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St Albans District 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 St Albans District provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of St Albans 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 St Albans District'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
St Albans District - 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)3,1686.56.73,0256.56.6+143
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)3,7177.68.33,8618.38.7-144
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)3,2566.77.13,4517.47.9-195
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5,39911.110.44,87310.510.7+526
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)8,20116.816.17,63016.415.8+571
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)9,03718.520.19,02919.421.0+8
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)5,65511.612.35,84512.612.5-190
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)5,50811.310.14,76010.29.1+748
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)4,1568.57.33,5577.66.5+599
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)6821.41.55201.11.2+162

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), St Albans District: 6.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), St Albans District: 7.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), St Albans District: 6.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), St Albans District: 11.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), St Albans District: 16.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), St Albans District: 18.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), St Albans District: 11.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), St Albans District: 11.3% Seniors (70 to 84), St Albans District: 8.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), St Albans District: 1.4%
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), St Albans District: +143 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), St Albans District: -144 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), St Albans District: -195 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), St Albans District: +526 Young workforce (25 to 34), St Albans District: +571 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), St Albans District: +8 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), St Albans District: -190 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), St Albans District: +748 Seniors (70 to 84), St Albans District: +599 Elderly aged (85 and over), St Albans District: +162
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 St Albans District 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, 20.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.2% 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 St Albans District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (11.3% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (8.5% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (18.5% compared to 20.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, St Albans District's population increased by 2,228 people (4.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.94% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+748 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+599 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+571 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+526 people)

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