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Service age groups

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

Camden Council area had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Sydney in 2016.

The Age Structure of Camden Council area provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Camden Council area'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 Camden Council area'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?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
Camden Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Service age group (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idBabies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)6,5528.46.44,5778.16.8+1,975
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)8,69711.18.86,44811.48.7+2,249
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)6,7058.66.95,3579.47.4+1,348
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)6,9458.99.65,1329.09.5+1,813
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)11,90315.216.17,47513.215.4+4,428
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)17,20022.021.113,11323.121.9+4,087
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)8,56010.912.26,49111.412.2+2,069
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)6,3838.29.54,3827.79.0+2,001
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)4,3055.57.52,9775.27.2+1,328
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)9801.32.07681.41.8+212

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - service age groups, 2016
Age structure - service age groups, 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Greater Sydney: 6.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Greater Sydney: 8.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Greater Sydney: 6.9% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Greater Sydney: 9.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Greater Sydney: 16.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Greater Sydney: 21.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Greater Sydney: 12.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Greater Sydney: 9.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Greater Sydney: 7.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Greater Sydney: 2.0% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Camden Council area: 8.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Camden Council area: 11.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Camden Council area: 8.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Camden Council area: 8.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), Camden Council area: 15.2% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Camden Council area: 22.0% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Camden Council area: 10.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Camden Council area: 8.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Camden Council area: 5.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Camden Council area: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2011 to 2016 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Camden Council area: +1,975 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Camden Council area: +2,249 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Camden Council area: +1,348 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Camden Council area: +1,813 Young workforce (25 to 34), Camden Council area: +4,428 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Camden Council area: +4,087 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Camden Council area: +2,069 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Camden Council area: +2,001 Seniors (70 to 84), Camden Council area: +1,328 Elderly aged (85 and over), Camden Council area: +212
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Camden Council area in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 28.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 14.9% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.2% and 19.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the age structure of Camden Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (11.1% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (8.4% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary schoolers' (8.6% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (5.5% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Camden Council area's population increased by 21,510 people (37.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 6.64% per year over the period.

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

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+4,428 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+4,087 people)
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11) (+2,249 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+2,069 people)

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