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Service age groups

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City of Canterbury Bankstown had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of persons at post retirement age than Greater Sydney in 2016.

The Age Structure of City of Canterbury Bankstown provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is an indicator of City of Canterbury Bankstown'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 City of Canterbury Bankstown'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
City of Canterbury Bankstown - 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)24,9767.26.424,2427.66.8+734
map this data in atlas.idPrimary schoolers (5 to 11)33,2989.68.830,3549.58.7+2,944
map this data in atlas.idSecondary schoolers (12 to 17)25,6987.46.925,1137.97.4+585
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)33,4199.79.630,0259.49.5+3,394
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)53,06315.316.146,63214.615.4+6,431
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)68,86819.921.166,44820.821.9+2,420
map this data in atlas.idOlder workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)41,89812.112.238,10611.912.2+3,792
map this data in atlas.idEmpty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)30,9158.99.527,1808.59.0+3,735
map this data in atlas.idSeniors (70 to 84)26,6747.77.525,5618.07.2+1,113
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)7,4872.22.06,1461.91.8+1,341

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), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 9.6% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 9.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 15.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 19.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 12.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 8.9% Seniors (70 to 84), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.2%
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), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +734 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,944 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +585 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,394 Young workforce (25 to 34), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +6,431 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,420 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,792 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,735 Seniors (70 to 84), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,113 Elderly aged (85 and over), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,341
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 City of Canterbury Bankstown 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 similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 24.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.8% 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Primary schoolers' (9.6% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and pre-schoolers' (7.2% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders' (19.9% compared to 21.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Canterbury Bankstown's population increased by 26,489 people (8.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.6% 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) (+6,431 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+3,792 people)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+3,735 people)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+3,394 people)

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