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Campbelltown City

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?'

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
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)11,6057.46.410,8927.56.8+713
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)15,93410.18.814,55610.08.7+1,378
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)12,6428.16.913,5809.37.4-938
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)15,78410.19.615,55210.79.5+232
Young workforce (25 to 34)23,30714.816.120,68014.215.4+2,627
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)30,63519.521.129,20720.021.9+1,428
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)19,86312.712.219,75513.512.2+108
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)16,06410.29.513,2479.19.0+2,817
Seniors (70 to 84)9,5136.17.57,1344.97.2+2,379
Elderly 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.

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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 (5 to 11)' (10.1% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (19.5% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (6.1% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (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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