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Horseshoe Bend Ward

Service age groups

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Horseshoe Bend Ward 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 Horseshoe Bend Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Horseshoe Bend 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 Horseshoe Bend Ward's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Horseshoe Bend Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) 2,066 6.3 6.7 1,930 6.1 6.6 +136
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 2,556 7.8 8.3 2,462 7.8 8.7 +94
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 2,264 6.9 7.1 2,278 7.3 7.9 -14
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 3,517 10.7 10.4 3,216 10.2 10.7 +301
Young workforce (25 to 34) 4,916 15.0 16.1 4,704 15.0 15.8 +212
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 6,285 19.2 20.1 6,174 19.7 21.0 +111
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 3,837 11.7 12.3 3,884 12.4 12.5 -47
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 3,701 11.3 10.1 3,586 11.4 9.1 +116
Seniors (70 to 84) 3,145 9.6 7.3 2,752 8.8 6.5 +393
Elderly aged (85 and over) 520 1.6 1.5 402 1.3 1.2 +118
Total32,813100.0100.031,393100.0100.0+1,420
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Horseshoe Bend Ward 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, 21.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.5% 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 Horseshoe Bend Ward and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (9.6% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (11.3% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (15.0% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (19.2% compared to 20.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Horseshoe Bend Ward's population increased by 1,420 people (4.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.89% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+393 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+301 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+212 people)
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4) (+136 people)