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Harvester Ward

Service age groups

Harvester Ward had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Brimbank in 2011.

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

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Harvester Ward - 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)3,4317.06.62,5346.06.5+897
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)4,0548.28.73,6758.89.7+379
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)3,3066.77.93,1457.58.8+161
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5,11310.410.74,0239.610.5+1,090
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)9,08718.415.86,60415.714.5+2,483
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)9,96920.221.08,70720.822.0+1,262
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)5,27010.712.54,98911.913.1+281
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4,2138.59.13,8999.37.9+314
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)3,9898.16.53,8029.16.2+187
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)9151.91.25781.40.9+337

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), Harvester Ward: 7.0% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Harvester Ward: 8.2% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Harvester Ward: 6.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Harvester Ward: 10.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Harvester Ward: 18.4% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Harvester Ward: 20.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Harvester Ward: 10.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Harvester Ward: 8.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Harvester Ward: 8.1% Elderly aged (85 and over), Harvester Ward: 1.9%
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), Harvester Ward: +897 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Harvester Ward: +379 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Harvester Ward: +161 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Harvester Ward: +1,090 Young workforce (25 to 34), Harvester Ward: +2,483 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Harvester Ward: +1,262 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Harvester Ward: +281 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Harvester Ward: +314 Seniors (70 to 84), Harvester Ward: +187 Elderly aged (85 and over), Harvester Ward: +337
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 Harvester Ward in 2011 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, 21.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.5% 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 Harvester Ward and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce' (18.4% compared to 15.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (8.1% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (10.7% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (6.7% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Harvester Ward's population increased by 7,391 people (17.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.3% per year over the period.

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

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+2,483 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+1,262 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+1,090 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+897 people)