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Taylors Ward

Service age groups

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Taylors Ward had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than City of Brimbank in 2016.

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.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

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

Age structure - Service age groups
Taylors 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) 2,444 5.0 6.7 2,746 5.5 6.6 -302
Primary schoolers (5 to 11) 3,848 7.9 8.3 4,731 9.5 8.7 -883
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17) 4,031 8.2 7.1 4,696 9.4 7.9 -665
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) 5,468 11.2 10.4 5,827 11.7 10.7 -359
Young workforce (25 to 34) 6,485 13.2 16.1 6,225 12.5 15.8 +260
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) 9,773 19.9 20.1 11,369 22.9 21.0 -1,596
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) 7,632 15.6 12.3 7,092 14.3 12.5 +540
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) 5,291 10.8 10.1 4,086 8.2 9.1 +1,205
Seniors (70 to 84) 3,258 6.6 7.3 2,495 5.0 6.5 +763
Elderly aged (85 and over) 791 1.6 1.5 476 1.0 1.2 +315
Total49,024100.0100.049,747100.0100.0-723
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 Taylors 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 similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 21.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.1% 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 Taylors Ward and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (15.6% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)' (8.2% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (13.2% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)' (5.0% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Taylors Ward's population decreased by 723 people (1.5%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.29% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-1,596 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,205 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (-883 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+763 people)