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Sunshine District

Service age groups

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Sunshine 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 Sunshine District provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Sunshine 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 Sunshine 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
Sunshine 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)3,3196.96.72,6196.06.6+700
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)3,5657.58.33,4127.98.7+153
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,8756.07.12,9096.77.9-34
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)4,95610.410.44,56910.510.7+387
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)8,97018.816.17,45117.215.8+1,519
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)9,43419.720.18,61119.921.0+823
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)5,23811.012.34,85811.212.5+380
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4,3079.010.14,0759.49.1+232
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)4,0698.57.33,9459.16.5+124
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,0832.31.59122.11.2+171

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 District: 6.9% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Sunshine District: 7.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Sunshine District: 6.0% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Sunshine District: 10.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Sunshine District: 18.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Sunshine District: 19.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Sunshine District: 11.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Sunshine District: 9.0% Seniors (70 to 84), Sunshine District: 8.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Sunshine District: 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), Sunshine District: +700 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Sunshine District: +153 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Sunshine District: -34 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Sunshine District: +387 Young workforce (25 to 34), Sunshine District: +1,519 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Sunshine District: +823 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Sunshine District: +380 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Sunshine District: +232 Seniors (70 to 84), Sunshine District: +124 Elderly aged (85 and over), Sunshine District: +171
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 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, 20.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.8% 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 Sunshine District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (18.8% compared to 16.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (8.5% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (11.0% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (6.0% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Sunshine District's population increased by 4,455 people (10.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.98% 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) (+1,519 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+823 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+700 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+387 people)

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