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

The Age Structure of Taylors Ward provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Taylors 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 Taylors 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
Taylors 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)2,7465.56.63,4636.96.5-717
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)4,7319.58.75,56011.19.7-828
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)4,6979.47.95,28110.58.8-584
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5,82811.710.75,39810.810.5+430
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)6,22512.515.86,57013.114.5-345
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)11,36922.921.012,70025.322.0-1,330
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)7,09214.312.56,09812.213.1+994
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4,0878.29.12,8885.87.9+1,198
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)2,4965.06.51,7933.66.2+703
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)4771.01.23810.80.9+96

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), Taylors Ward: 5.5% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Taylors Ward: 9.5% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Taylors Ward: 9.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Taylors Ward: 11.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Taylors Ward: 12.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Taylors Ward: 22.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Taylors Ward: 14.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Taylors Ward: 8.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Taylors Ward: 5.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), Taylors Ward: 1.0%
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), Taylors Ward: -717 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Taylors Ward: -828 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Taylors Ward: -584 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Taylors Ward: +430 Young workforce (25 to 34), Taylors Ward: -345 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Taylors Ward: -1,330 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Taylors Ward: +994 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Taylors Ward: +1,198 Seniors (70 to 84), Taylors Ward: +703 Elderly aged (85 and over), Taylors Ward: +96
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 Taylors Ward in 2011 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, 24.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 14.2% 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 Taylors Ward and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (22.9% compared to 21.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers & pre-retirees' (14.3% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (9.4% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (12.5% compared to 15.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Taylors Ward's population decreased by 383 people (0.8%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.15% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-1,330 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,198 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+994 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-828 people)