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Service age groups

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Campbelltown City 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 Campbelltown City provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of Campbelltown City'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 Campbelltown City'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
Campbelltown City - 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)11,6057.46.410,8927.56.8+713
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)15,93410.18.814,55610.08.7+1,378
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)12,6428.16.913,5809.37.4-938
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)15,78410.19.615,55210.79.5+232
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)23,30714.816.120,68014.215.4+2,627
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)30,63519.521.129,20720.021.9+1,428
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)19,86312.712.219,75513.512.2+108
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)16,06410.29.513,2479.19.0+2,817
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)9,5136.17.57,1344.97.2+2,379
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,6661.12.01,3660.91.8+300

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), Campbelltown City: 7.4% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Campbelltown City: 10.1% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Campbelltown City: 8.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Campbelltown City: 10.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Campbelltown City: 14.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Campbelltown City: 19.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Campbelltown City: 12.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Campbelltown City: 10.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Campbelltown City: 6.1% Elderly aged (85 and over), Campbelltown City: 1.1%
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), Campbelltown City: +713 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Campbelltown City: +1,378 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Campbelltown City: -938 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Campbelltown City: +232 Young workforce (25 to 34), Campbelltown City: +2,627 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Campbelltown City: +1,428 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Campbelltown City: +108 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Campbelltown City: +2,817 Seniors (70 to 84), Campbelltown City: +2,379 Elderly aged (85 and over), Campbelltown City: +300
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 Campbelltown City 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, 25.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 17.4% 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 Campbelltown City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (10.1% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (19.5% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors' (6.1% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (14.8% compared to 16.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Campbelltown City's population increased by 11,044 people (7.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.47% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+2,817 people)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+2,627 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+2,379 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (+1,428 people)

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