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Sydenham District

Service age groups

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Sydenham District 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 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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Sydenham 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)2,3155.16.72,5925.66.6-277
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)3,6337.98.34,4899.78.7-856
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)3,8098.37.14,3999.57.9-590
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5,12911.210.45,44111.710.7-312
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)6,15313.416.15,94912.815.8+204
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)9,25020.220.110,73723.121.0-1,487
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)7,07115.412.36,47814.012.5+593
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4,84310.610.13,7388.19.1+1,105
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,9226.47.32,1654.76.5+757
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)6781.51.53960.91.2+282

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), Sydenham District: 5.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Sydenham District: 7.9% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Sydenham District: 8.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Sydenham District: 11.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Sydenham District: 13.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Sydenham District: 20.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Sydenham District: 15.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Sydenham District: 10.6% Seniors (70 to 84), Sydenham District: 6.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Sydenham District: 1.5%
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), Sydenham District: -277 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Sydenham District: -856 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Sydenham District: -590 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Sydenham District: -312 Young workforce (25 to 34), Sydenham District: +204 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Sydenham District: -1,487 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Sydenham District: +593 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Sydenham District: +1,105 Seniors (70 to 84), Sydenham District: +757 Elderly aged (85 and over), Sydenham District: +282
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 Sydenham 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) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 21.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.4% 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 Sydenham District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (15.4% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (8.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (13.4% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (5.1% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Sydenham District's population decreased by 581 people (1.3%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.25% 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) (-1,487 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,105 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-856 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+757 people)

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