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Horseshoe Bend Ward

Service age groups

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 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Horseshoe Bend 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)1,9316.16.61,7615.76.5+170
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)2,4637.88.72,7028.79.7-240
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)2,2787.37.92,5168.18.8-238
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3,21610.210.73,16510.210.5+51
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)4,70515.015.84,20713.614.5+498
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)6,17519.721.06,31820.422.0-144
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,88512.412.54,36714.113.1-482
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)3,58611.49.13,08110.07.9+506
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,7528.86.52,5528.26.2+201
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)4021.31.22620.80.9+140

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), Horseshoe Bend Ward: 6.1% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Horseshoe Bend Ward: 7.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Horseshoe Bend Ward: 7.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Horseshoe Bend Ward: 10.2% Young workforce (25 to 34), Horseshoe Bend Ward: 15.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Horseshoe Bend Ward: 19.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Horseshoe Bend Ward: 12.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Horseshoe Bend Ward: 11.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Horseshoe Bend Ward: 8.8% Elderly aged (85 and over), Horseshoe Bend Ward: 1.3%
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), Horseshoe Bend Ward: +170 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Horseshoe Bend Ward: -240 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Horseshoe Bend Ward: -238 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Horseshoe Bend Ward: +51 Young workforce (25 to 34), Horseshoe Bend Ward: +498 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Horseshoe Bend Ward: -144 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Horseshoe Bend Ward: -482 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Horseshoe Bend Ward: +506 Seniors (70 to 84), Horseshoe Bend Ward: +201 Elderly aged (85 and over), Horseshoe Bend Ward: +140
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 Horseshoe Bend 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, 21.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 21.5% 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 Horseshoe Bend Ward and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees' (11.4% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors' (8.8% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (19.7% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (7.8% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Horseshoe Bend Ward's population increased by 462 people (1.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.3% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+506 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+498 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (-482 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-240 people)