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Grasslands Ward

Service age groups

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Grasslands Ward 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 Grasslands Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Grasslands Ward'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 Grasslands Ward'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
Grasslands Ward - 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)4,0737.26.73,7727.26.6+301
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)4,9528.88.34,8389.38.7+114
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)4,0157.17.14,1157.97.9-100
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5,72710.210.45,37410.310.7+353
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)9,40816.716.18,88817.015.8+520
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)11,37520.220.110,73720.621.0+638
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)6,46211.512.36,47712.412.5-15
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)6,07210.810.14,9149.49.1+1,158
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)3,6316.57.32,6705.16.5+961
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)5030.91.54060.81.2+97

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), Grasslands Ward: 7.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Grasslands Ward: 8.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Grasslands Ward: 7.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Grasslands Ward: 10.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Grasslands Ward: 16.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Grasslands Ward: 20.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Grasslands Ward: 11.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Grasslands Ward: 10.8% Seniors (70 to 84), Grasslands Ward: 6.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Grasslands Ward: 0.9%
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), Grasslands Ward: +301 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Grasslands Ward: +114 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Grasslands Ward: -100 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Grasslands Ward: +353 Young workforce (25 to 34), Grasslands Ward: +520 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Grasslands Ward: +638 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Grasslands Ward: -15 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Grasslands Ward: +1,158 Seniors (70 to 84), Grasslands Ward: +961 Elderly aged (85 and over), Grasslands Ward: +97
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 Grasslands Ward 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, 23.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.2% 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 Grasslands Ward and City of Brimbank were:

  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (6.5% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (11.5% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Grasslands Ward's population increased by 4,027 people (7.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.5% 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) (+1,158 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+961 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+638 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+520 people)

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