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Sydenham District

Service age groups

Sydenham District had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Brimbank in 2011.

The Age Structure of Sydenham District provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Sydenham 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 Sydenham 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 last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Sydenham District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)2,5925.66.63,3007.16.5-708
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)4,4899.78.75,23711.29.7-748
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)4,3999.57.94,88310.58.8-484
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5,44111.710.74,99510.710.5+446
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)5,94912.815.86,26613.414.5-317
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)10,73723.121.011,84725.422.0-1,110
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)6,47814.012.55,53311.913.1+945
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,7388.19.12,6145.67.9+1,124
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,1654.76.51,5753.46.2+590
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)3960.91.23470.70.9+49

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), City of Brimbank: 6.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Brimbank: 8.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Brimbank: 7.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Brimbank: 10.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Brimbank: 15.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Brimbank: 21.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Brimbank: 12.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Brimbank: 9.1% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Brimbank: 6.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Brimbank: 1.2% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Sydenham District: 5.6% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Sydenham District: 9.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Sydenham District: 9.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Sydenham District: 11.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Sydenham District: 12.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Sydenham District: 23.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Sydenham District: 14.0% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Sydenham District: 8.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Sydenham District: 4.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Sydenham District: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Sydenham District: -708 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Sydenham District: -748 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Sydenham District: -484 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Sydenham District: +446 Young workforce (25 to 34), Sydenham District: -317 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Sydenham District: -1,110 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Sydenham District: +945 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Sydenham District: +1,124 Seniors (70 to 84), Sydenham District: +590 Elderly aged (85 and over), Sydenham District: +49
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Sydenham District in 2011 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, 24.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 13.6% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.1% and 16.8% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The major differences between the age structure of Sydenham District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (23.1% compared to 21.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (9.5% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.8% compared to 15.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (4.7% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Sydenham District's population decreased by 212 people (0.5%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.09% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,124 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-1,110 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+945 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-748 people)